Weather latest: Met Office warns of ice as temperatures set to plunge to -9C

Dorset Echo: Weather latest:  Met Office warns of ice as temperatures set to plunge to -9C Weather latest: Met Office warns of ice as temperatures set to plunge to -9C

THE Met Office has issued an advisory severe weather warning for tomorrow and Saturday.

Temperatures are forecast to drop to minus nine degrees in some parts of Dorset tonight - minus five in Bournemouth - sparking fears of widespread ice on roads and pavements.

Compacted snow is already treacherous underfoot and caused problems on untreated roads this morning.

Here's a round up of the forecasts.

BBC weather is predicting snow on and off all day today, but clearing overnight.

Weather.co.uk says it will be freezing or below and snowy all day.

The Met Office is forecasting light snow on and off all day, clearing by Friday.

And our very own weather forecast says light snow, clear tomorrow.

Again, feel free to add your own forecast in the comments... and join in our live snow blog at bournemouthecho.co.uk/snow/live.

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3:54pm Thu 2 Dec 10

Rich© says...

how come the Echo's weather page shows entirely different temperatures !?
how come the Echo's weather page shows entirely different temperatures !? Rich©
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4:23pm Thu 2 Dec 10

all seeing cat says...

cos its the echo silly!
cos its the echo silly! all seeing cat
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6:25pm Thu 2 Dec 10

bigjohn says...

Just arrived home in Boscombe. Main roads passable with care, but side ones like ice rinks, becareful on them if you driving or even walk. I left home at 6.30 this morning and saw no evidence of grit on the roads or main street pavements, come on Bth council. Tax payers!
Just arrived home in Boscombe. Main roads passable with care, but side ones like ice rinks, becareful on them if you driving or even walk. I left home at 6.30 this morning and saw no evidence of grit on the roads or main street pavements, come on Bth council. Tax payers! bigjohn
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7:25pm Thu 2 Dec 10

Dibbles2 says...

Its amazing how everyone on these different pages makes a point of saying they havent seen a gritter out. Well I saw plenty!
Its amazing how everyone on these different pages makes a point of saying they havent seen a gritter out. Well I saw plenty! Dibbles2
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11:08pm Thu 2 Dec 10

Xchurch-man says...

Dibbles2 wrote:
Its amazing how everyone on these different pages makes a point of saying they havent seen a gritter out. Well I saw plenty!
Do you live in the same road as a Councillor??
[quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: Its amazing how everyone on these different pages makes a point of saying they havent seen a gritter out. Well I saw plenty![/p][/quote]Do you live in the same road as a Councillor?? Xchurch-man
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1:42am Fri 3 Dec 10

Gordon Clifton says...

Local councils will come up with the usual tosh about meeting only their statutory responsibilities for road clearance, ie. only the main roads. Side roads, where the vast majority of us live, can then be conveniently forgotten. Everyone should get their MPs to get the relevant statutes changed to force the councils to do what we need done rather than what they would like to do. Here in Blandford they don't even clear the bus route. Liz Goodall - take note, it's a 3rd world policy. We live in 2010 in one of the richest nations on earth, apparently.
Local councils will come up with the usual tosh about meeting only their statutory responsibilities for road clearance, ie. only the main roads. Side roads, where the vast majority of us live, can then be conveniently forgotten. Everyone should get their MPs to get the relevant statutes changed to force the councils to do what we need done rather than what they would like to do. Here in Blandford they don't even clear the bus route. Liz Goodall - take note, it's a 3rd world policy. We live in 2010 in one of the richest nations on earth, apparently. Gordon Clifton
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1:44am Fri 3 Dec 10

CoogarUK.com says...

It's weather. We get it in this country all the time. Get over it.
It's weather. We get it in this country all the time. Get over it. CoogarUK.com
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9:25am Fri 3 Dec 10

Dibbles2 says...

Xchurch-man wrote:
Dibbles2 wrote:
Its amazing how everyone on these different pages makes a point of saying they havent seen a gritter out. Well I saw plenty!
Do you live in the same road as a Councillor??
No I live in an ungritted road and dont expect it to be gritted. You would all be moaning if we had hundreds of gritting lorries sat being unused all year round at council taxpayers expense (and yes I pay council tax). The main roads were gritted as they should be and unfotunately the snow had fallen in some areas making it unpassable. We are luckier than most arears in the uk. For example recovery vehicles in Brighton have been grounded for the second time this year due to health and safety reasons. There are hundreds of people out there making the roads safer and looking after people and all people can do is moan. I saw Southern electric working in deep wet and cold holes last night in my road trying to restore power during a long power cut. I myself stood in the snow for 6 hours at work directing traffic and I could have gone home and sat in the warm but instead I checked on my elderly neighbours. Trouble is in Bournemouth more often than not no body gives a **** about other people anymore and there is NO community spirit. Have some appreciation for christs sake.
[quote][p][bold]Xchurch-man[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Dibbles2[/bold] wrote: Its amazing how everyone on these different pages makes a point of saying they havent seen a gritter out. Well I saw plenty![/p][/quote]Do you live in the same road as a Councillor??[/p][/quote]No I live in an ungritted road and dont expect it to be gritted. You would all be moaning if we had hundreds of gritting lorries sat being unused all year round at council taxpayers expense (and yes I pay council tax). The main roads were gritted as they should be and unfotunately the snow had fallen in some areas making it unpassable. We are luckier than most arears in the uk. For example recovery vehicles in Brighton have been grounded for the second time this year due to health and safety reasons. There are hundreds of people out there making the roads safer and looking after people and all people can do is moan. I saw Southern electric working in deep wet and cold holes last night in my road trying to restore power during a long power cut. I myself stood in the snow for 6 hours at work directing traffic and I could have gone home and sat in the warm but instead I checked on my elderly neighbours. Trouble is in Bournemouth more often than not no body gives a **** about other people anymore and there is NO community spirit. Have some appreciation for christs sake. Dibbles2
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10:28am Fri 3 Dec 10

Tripod says...

Looks like they got it right.
It was -9 (in Oakdale) as I left for work this morning.
Looks like they got it right. It was -9 (in Oakdale) as I left for work this morning. Tripod
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4:43pm Fri 3 Dec 10

Lord Spring says...

I can remember in 1963 when we thought it would only last a week but it went on and on for many weeks this time it has an even longer possible time span.
Being so cheerful keeps me going.
I can remember in 1963 when we thought it would only last a week but it went on and on for many weeks this time it has an even longer possible time span. Being so cheerful keeps me going. Lord Spring
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