Friday, 26 November 2010
As you will have picked up from the various weather forecasts we are moving in to a cold spell which could well last for several weeks. There is no snow forecast for this area this weekend but there is a possibility of snow next week. We are given regular direct briefings by the Met Office and their current advice is that there is an increased risk of some sleet or snow reaching the south-west of Hampshire and perhaps the Isle of Wight for a time early on Monday morning but it is not expected to be significant. The rest of Monday should be largely fine across the south-east although a bitter east to south-east wind will pick up during the day. They have said that there is the possibility of a major area of snow coming in to the south of the U.K later in the week but this is far from certain.
The Borough CEO is extremely pleased with the level of our preparedness for snow this year and grateful to all those who have developed the plan and also to the Member Task & Finish Group. John Trusler organised an exercise last week and our Land Rover with snow plough and gritting attachment is all ready and Members are being provided with copies of the salting route in the post today.