Gwent set for snow as cold snap bites

SET FOR SNOW:  The north of Gwent, like this sretch of the A465 between Brynmawr and Gilwern could see snow over the weekend

SET FOR SNOW: The north of Gwent, like this sretch of the A465 between Brynmawr and Gilwern could see snow over the weekend

First published in News

UP TO two inches (2-5 centimetres) of snow is forecast to fall in east Wales during the second half of tomorrow, as part of a cold snap affecting large parts of Britain.

The official temperature will remain above freezing all day tomorrow, according to the Met Office forecast.

But it will seem much colder by daybreak on Sunday – as low as -6ºC – with little improvement until next Tuesday.

By then, there is likely to be frozen snow on the ground, as from noon on Saturday a warning for Wales indicates rain will increasingly turn to snow in the east.

Potentially, five to ten centimetres of snow could fall on high ground, with 2-5cm lower down.

Temperatures are predicted to fall rapidly on Saturday evening, with icy surfaces causing possible disruption on roads.

The public is being warned of potential travel delays while councils are gearing up to grit major and key routes.

Areas such as Blaenau Gwent, at risk of some of the heaviest snowfalls, are on alert. Council chiefs there are preparing to activate a snow plan, with 2,000 tonnes of road salt ready to grit roads to keep services going.

Across South Wales, anyone planning to go out after noon on Saturday is advised to check the weather forecast and make sensible preparations in the event of their journey being disrupted.

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11:02am Fri 11 Jan 13

Dugstar says...

Quick rush out and panic buy Bread and Milk!!
Quick rush out and panic buy Bread and Milk!! Dugstar
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11:48am Fri 11 Jan 13

WelshRugbyFan says...

I'm sure when i was in school 1 inch = 2.5cm therefore ... 2 inches = 5cm!

Not as the opening line states ... lol
I'm sure when i was in school 1 inch = 2.5cm therefore ... 2 inches = 5cm! Not as the opening line states ... lol WelshRugbyFan
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12:18pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Kevin Ward - Editor says...

The Met Office forecast is for between two and five centimetres (as in our opening paragraph), which we have converted to 'up to two inches'.
The Met Office forecast is for between two and five centimetres (as in our opening paragraph), which we have converted to 'up to two inches'. Kevin Ward - Editor
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12:24pm Fri 11 Jan 13

WelshRugbyFan says...

Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
The Met Office forecast is for between two and five centimetres (as in our opening paragraph), which we have converted to 'up to two inches'.
My apologies Kevin ... must get eyesight tested as i read that wrong ... small screen on kindle fire ... lol
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: The Met Office forecast is for between two and five centimetres (as in our opening paragraph), which we have converted to 'up to two inches'.[/p][/quote]My apologies Kevin ... must get eyesight tested as i read that wrong ... small screen on kindle fire ... lol WelshRugbyFan
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3:50pm Fri 11 Jan 13

youngashie says...

WelshRugbyFan wrote:
Kevin Ward - Editor wrote: The Met Office forecast is for between two and five centimetres (as in our opening paragraph), which we have converted to 'up to two inches'.
My apologies Kevin ... must get eyesight tested as i read that wrong ... small screen on kindle fire ... lol
you should have gone to specsavers LOL
[quote][p][bold]WelshRugbyFan[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: The Met Office forecast is for between two and five centimetres (as in our opening paragraph), which we have converted to 'up to two inches'.[/p][/quote]My apologies Kevin ... must get eyesight tested as i read that wrong ... small screen on kindle fire ... lol[/p][/quote]you should have gone to specsavers LOL youngashie
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6:05pm Fri 11 Jan 13

spice15 says...

Bring it on lol it never comes to much anyway.
Bring it on lol it never comes to much anyway. spice15
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7:47pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Joelboy11 says...

Will it snow in cwmbran/pontypool in gwent???
Will it snow in cwmbran/pontypool in gwent??? Joelboy11
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7:48pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Joelboy11 says...

Will it snow in cwmbran???
Will it snow in cwmbran??? Joelboy11
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9:26pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Valrep says...

Half past nine and the temp reads +7 degrees and it's raining!!!
Half past nine and the temp reads +7 degrees and it's raining!!! Valrep
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10:15pm Fri 11 Jan 13

The People's Republic of Newp says...

Kevin Ward - Editor wrote:
The Met Office forecast is for between two and five centimetres (as in our opening paragraph), which we have converted to 'up to two inches'.
And please, enough of 'South' Wales with a capital 'S'. There is no such recognised territory: its south Wales, pure and simple.
[quote][p][bold]Kevin Ward - Editor[/bold] wrote: The Met Office forecast is for between two and five centimetres (as in our opening paragraph), which we have converted to 'up to two inches'.[/p][/quote]And please, enough of 'South' Wales with a capital 'S'. There is no such recognised territory: its south Wales, pure and simple. The People's Republic of Newp
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11:28pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Dai the Milk says...

WelshRugbyFan wrote:
I'm sure when i was in school 1 inch = 2.5cm therefore ... 2 inches = 5cm!

Not as the opening line states ... lol
Yes ......'up to two inches' = 2 to 5 centimetres I think....just printed as though it was 2.5 cms.
[quote][p][bold]WelshRugbyFan[/bold] wrote: I'm sure when i was in school 1 inch = 2.5cm therefore ... 2 inches = 5cm! Not as the opening line states ... lol[/p][/quote]Yes ......'up to two inches' = 2 to 5 centimetres I think....just printed as though it was 2.5 cms. Dai the Milk
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11:30pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Dai the Milk says...

Sorry Kevin....didn't read your explanation. Trigger happy.
Sorry Kevin....didn't read your explanation. Trigger happy. Dai the Milk
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8:17pm Sat 12 Jan 13

Slider02 says...

Sow? u sure - Remember 1982 - they said it would not be much then - we had 4ft plus that week !(for you metric lovers - that is a metre and a bit)
Sow? u sure - Remember 1982 - they said it would not be much then - we had 4ft plus that week !(for you metric lovers - that is a metre and a bit) Slider02
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9:53pm Sat 12 Jan 13

pbhj says...

@The People's Republic of Newp

It's normal to capitalise a cardinal direction when referring to a geographic area. There may be no official region labelled as "South Wales" but there is definitely a South Wales albeit ill-defined. To use lowercase and be correct I feel it would need to be "the south of Wales".

Whatever, seems a worthless point to argue.
@The People's Republic of Newp[ort] It's normal to capitalise a cardinal direction when referring to a geographic area. There may be no official region labelled as "South Wales" but there is definitely a South Wales albeit ill-defined. To use lowercase and be correct I feel it would need to be "the south of Wales". Whatever, seems a worthless point to argue. pbhj
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1:09am Sun 13 Jan 13

smokintheweed says...

pbhj wrote:
@The People's Republic of Newp

It's normal to capitalise a cardinal direction when referring to a geographic area. There may be no official region labelled as "South Wales" but there is definitely a South Wales albeit ill-defined. To use lowercase and be correct I feel it would need to be "the south of Wales".

Whatever, seems a worthless point to argue.
But you are still arguing.
[quote][p][bold]pbhj[/bold] wrote: @The People's Republic of Newp[ort] It's normal to capitalise a cardinal direction when referring to a geographic area. There may be no official region labelled as "South Wales" but there is definitely a South Wales albeit ill-defined. To use lowercase and be correct I feel it would need to be "the south of Wales". Whatever, seems a worthless point to argue.[/p][/quote]But you are still arguing. smokintheweed
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12:29am Mon 14 Jan 13

rocking the ganj says...

smokintheweed wrote:
pbhj wrote:
@The People's Republic of Newp

It's normal to capitalise a cardinal direction when referring to a geographic area. There may be no official region labelled as "South Wales" but there is definitely a South Wales albeit ill-defined. To use lowercase and be correct I feel it would need to be "the south of Wales".

Whatever, seems a worthless point to argue.
But you are still arguing.
heard your mum saying she was hoping for a good eight inches this weekend.
[quote][p][bold]smokintheweed[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pbhj[/bold] wrote: @The People's Republic of Newp[ort] It's normal to capitalise a cardinal direction when referring to a geographic area. There may be no official region labelled as "South Wales" but there is definitely a South Wales albeit ill-defined. To use lowercase and be correct I feel it would need to be "the south of Wales". Whatever, seems a worthless point to argue.[/p][/quote]But you are still arguing.[/p][/quote]heard your mum saying she was hoping for a good eight inches this weekend. rocking the ganj
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1:01pm Thu 24 Jan 13

Gw Ent says...

Gwent does not exist. It was a failed local government experiment. Born 1974 to universal hatred. Died 1996 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO!
Gwent does not exist. It was a failed local government experiment. Born 1974 to universal hatred. Died 1996 - SIXTEEN YEARS AGO! Gw Ent
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