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Ice warning for Devon as temperatures set to drop, with a chance of snow

By Jon_Bayley  |  Posted: January 10, 2013

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The weather in Devon is set to take a turn for the worse with freezing temperatures and ice predicted.

The Exeter-based Met Office has today issued a severe weather warning which covers the entire county.

The yellow graded warning has been issued for Saturday and Sunday.

A yellow warning is least severe of the Met Office's three warnings, with amber and red being used for more serious weather conditions.

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The warning is valid from midday on Saturday and ends at 10am on Sunday.

A met Office spokesperson said: "Temperatures will then fall rapidly, leading to a risk of icy surfaces."

The weather will be wet and windy on Saturday feeling unsettled and cold, with a risk of sleet later.

Heavy cloud and outbreaks of rain are likely mid-afternoon.

Temperatures are likely to be between 6-8c with freezing possible overnight.

Dry with sunny spells on Sunday but becoming colder with 0-3c possible.

Monday will see temperatures drop further with -2c and perhaps sleet and the potential for 5-10cm of snow to fall on high ground and 2-5cm on lower ground.

The public are being advised to be aware of the risk of disruption to travel.

Devon County Council have said their gritting trucks will be doing a county-wide pre-salt from 1am tomorrow.

They are also looking at salting secondary routes.

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