THE Met office has issued a weather warning for snow for Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset on Friday, warning blizzard conditions may be possible.

While the rest of the country has seen up to 5cm of snow this week, so far Bournemouth's famous micro-climate has kept it mild and wet.

But with temperatures set to plummet again as the week progresses, forecasters say it's looking more likely that snow could fall. 

Snow falls - but don't get excited yet

The warning says: "As the weather breaks down, there is the potential for a spell of snow to spread from the southwest.

"As winds strengthen, blizzard conditions are a possibility, especially over high ground. Accumulations of 2-5 cm are possible quite widely and in some locations, especially higher ground, 15 cm are possible."

Dorset County Council's gritters have spread 460 tonnes of salt on the roads so far this winter and  were heading out at 2pm this afternoon. 

Ice on the A35 caused long queues and several accidents this morning while minor roads around the county were also said to be hazardous.

Make sure you're prepared for driving in snow and ice by reading the advice on our weather page.


Snow, ice and (mostly standstill) traffic at A35 Askerswell (Bridport bypass)earlier. I'd want a grit refund..…

— louise matthews (@Loumat33) January 15, 2013