Cold snap is set to bring snow flurry

A picture of the fog in St Giles taken at 11.30pm on Wednesday by Al Power from Cowley

A picture of the fog in St Giles taken at 11.30pm on Wednesday by Al Power from Cowley

First published in Countywide

SNOW is predicted to hit Oxfordshire tomorrow as temperatures plummet over the coming days.

Forecasters say light snow could fall tomorrow, though for others it will just be sleet. No widespread disruption is predicted.

Today’s forecast suggests temperatures will reach a high of 5C, tomorrow it will peak at 3C, and on Sunday there will be a high of just 1C in Oxford but strong winds will mean it feels much colder.

Met Office spokesman Sarah Holland said: “People certainly shouldn’t be surprised if they see some snow over the next couple of days but that is pretty much all Oxfordshire is going to get.

“It has been a very mild first few weeks for January but in the next few weeks temperatures will be slightly below average for this time of year.”

Meanwhile on Wednesday night a thick layer of freezing fog descended on Oxfordshire causing problems for drivers.

The Oxford City FC bus got stuck on the M6 returning from Chester as visibility dropped dramatically.

Managing Director Colin Taylor said the team had “the journey from hell” on their way back from their game as a lorry fire combined with bad weather contrived to cause problems.

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10:18am Fri 11 Jan 13

snert says...

Cue panic buying in tesco and worse than normal driving and a complete shutdown of the county as we experience something that happens every year and is not out of the ordinary.

I hope that CDC or OCC are sending out the gritters ahead of time and that they have grit.
Cue panic buying in tesco and worse than normal driving and a complete shutdown of the county as we experience something that happens every year and is not out of the ordinary. I hope that CDC or OCC are sending out the gritters ahead of time and that they have grit. snert
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11:35am Fri 11 Jan 13

Nick Mawer says...

Highways - is OCC responsibility
Highways - is OCC responsibility Nick Mawer
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12:17pm Fri 11 Jan 13

EricTheRed says...

ahh well, day off work monday then
ahh well, day off work monday then EricTheRed
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1:15pm Fri 11 Jan 13

PT1 says...

Day of work?... A light dusting of sleet/snow isn't going to stop anyone that 'want's to/needs to work' get to their workplace.
Day of work?... A light dusting of sleet/snow isn't going to stop anyone that 'want's to/needs to work' get to their workplace. PT1
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