Big Freeze Continues in Dorset

The freezing weather's continuing in Dorset - many minor roads are icy after Friday's snow and the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice today.

It caused lots of transport disruption last week, but the situation's improved and all the major roads have been treated.

South West Trains are mostly back to normal - Find out more details here.

Bournemouth Airport says it's open as normal, so is Southampton.

Find out more info on Wilts & Dorset buses here.

Here's the latest forecast for here:

Headline: Largely dry today. Snow spreading north overnight and through Wednesday.

Today: A cold day with the risk of some icy stretches. A few showers are likely at first, mainly in the south and west, with these falling as rain at the coast, but snow inland. Otherwise dry with some bright spells.

TODAY'S MAXIMUM TEMPERATURES Cardiff: 02C 36FChance of Rain: 40% Holyhead: 04C 39FChance of Rain: 20% Rhyl: 02C 36FChance of Rain: 20% Welshpool:-01C 30FChance of Rain: 60% Aberystwyth: 03C 37FChance of Rain: 20% Milford Haven: 04C 39FChance of Rain: 20% Swansea: 04C 39FChance of Rain: 20%


SUNRISE:08:10 SUNSET:16:45

Tonight: A cold and cloudy night with the chance of some mainly light snow almost anywhere, but particularly in the south and east. Cold with a widespread frost and some ice.

TONIGHT'S MINUMUM TEMPERATURES Cardiff: 00C 32FChance of Rain: 80% Holyhead:-01C 30FChance of Rain: 20% Rhyl:-02C 28FChance of Rain: 20% Welshpool:-02C 28FChance of Rain: 60% Aberystwyth:-01C 30FChance of Rain: 40% Milford Haven: 00C 32FChance of Rain: 60% Swansea: 01C 34FChance of Rain: 60%

FURTHER OUTLOOK: Wednesday: Another cold and largely cloudy day, with the continuing chance of some light snow. However, a mix of rain and sleet is likely across coastal parts of the southwest. Maximum temperature 2 deg C (36 deg F). Outlook for Thursday to Saturday: Largely dry and bright on Thursday, although a few wintry showers possible. Mainly dry again on Friday, although rain and strong winds arriving later. Damp, windy but milder on Saturday.

If you have to drive, the advice from the police is:-

* Ensure the vehicle is roadworthy for the conditions – check tyres, windscreen washers and wipers, lights, petrol and oil levels and that the heater works..

* Make sure that any snow or ice is cleared from the windscreen and other windows of the vehicle before driving and carry warm clothing, a blanket and a flask containing a hot drink incase your vehicle breaks down or you become stranded.

For more advice about driving safely in wintry conditions please click here.

Members of the public are also being urged to ensure they stay healthy and well during the cold wintry weather. Make sure homes are well heated and check on elderly neighbours and relatives to make sure they are ok.

More advice is available on the NHS Dorset website. Go to

Gritters will continue to treat roads across Dorset to ensure they are as safe as possible.

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Dorset County Council

If you're affected by the snow over the next few days get in touch on 81222 starting your text with the word SOUTH or tweet us your pictures @heartsouthcoast

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