BASINGSTOKE has missed out on most of the snow so far this winter - but that could be about to change, with a weather warning issued for the area tomorrow.

The Met Office has announced a yellow weather warning for snow and ice, covering much of the South East, including Basingstoke and Deane.

The warning comes into affect from 3am tomorrow (Sunday, 24 January) and lasts through to 6pm in the evening.

It says: "A band of rain will turn readily to snow as it spreads eastwards."

Furthermore, as of 10.30am on Saturday (January 23), the Weather Channel is predicting a 90 per cent chance of snow for the town on Sunday 24. 

Residents are being advised to take extra care if making any essential journies.

In a tweet, Basingstoke Rural Police wrote: "Please take extra care and be prepared as the weather to set to take a turn for the worse. Remember essential travel only."


The Met Office says that the yellow warning means some roads and railways are likely to be affected, with longer journey times by road, bus and train services and the potential for some roads to become blocked on higher level routes.

The added taht there will probably be some icy patches on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

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