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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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Comments (0) 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.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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