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Snow unlikely to settle in Burton

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

11/02/14 Weather Heavy rain and Snow - Knowles Hill, Rolleston

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FORECASTERS have refused to rule out the chances of Burton and South Derbyshire receiving snowfall at some point tomorrow.

The Met Office had released a yellow warning for snow causing disruption to parts of the East Midlands including Derbyshire.

But a spokesman told the Mail on the unlikely chance the region did receive wintry weather, it would not cause any disruption

The spokesman said: “There is a low probability of snow patches, but it’s unlikely any will fall below 400 metres.

“It is more likely there will be rain, but the problem with snow is that it does not always behave itself.

“The temperatures could be up to 7C so if anything does fall it would be unlikely to settle anyway.”

Burton and Swadlincote had been warned to expect the first snow of the season earlier in the week until the Met Office revealed the worst of the weather is now expected to fall further south.

The temperature is expected to plummet tonight and tomorrow night to around 2C which, coupled with clear skies, could bring ice and frost.

The Met Office spokesman said: “There is a risk of ice and frost overnight, especially where there are clear skies so there could be another warning issued.

“For Saturday it’s more likely that it’s going to be rain but there could be wintry elements, it all depends on the weather system.”

The spokesman added that Burton and Swadlincote would likely be graced with sunshine and showers on Sunday.

The unsettled weather was predicted to continue into next week.

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