Snow returns to Dorset

Bournemouth Echo: Snow falling in Lytchett Matravers today Snow falling in Lytchett Matravers today

DORSET has seen snow once again this afternoon - but it's not set to cause the same disruption as last Friday.

There were reports of snow in Poole, Bournemouth, Ferndown, Corfe Mullen and St Leonards with snow reported to be settling in Lytchett Matravers.

Temperatures are not expected to get above 4 degrees for the next few days before rising to 8 degrees on Saturday.

Light snow is forecast on Thursday for Ringwood, Verwood and Blandford Forum.

A Met Office yellow 'be prepared' warning is valid until 9am on Wednesday and on Thursday from 3am until 9am.

The Met Office warning reads: "As temperatures fall on Tuesday evening and night, icy stretches will form on many untreated surfaces especially where lying snow freezes.

"There may also be a few light snow flurries in places though any new accumulations will be slight. Freezing fog patches may also add to travel difficulties. The public are advised to take extra care.

Be prepared for bad weather by checking gritting routes, salt bins and our driving tips for snow and ice in our bad weather section.

 

 

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4:36pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Tig says...

Snow is starting to cover the ground in Lower Parkstone.
Snow is starting to cover the ground in Lower Parkstone. Tig

4:43pm Tue 22 Jan 13

funky_elephant says...

A dusting here in Branksome and still falling. Day off for you tomorrow kids!
A dusting here in Branksome and still falling. Day off for you tomorrow kids! funky_elephant

5:34pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Teddy 1 says...

Quick shut the schools tomorrow.....
Quick shut the schools tomorrow..... Teddy 1

5:58pm Tue 22 Jan 13

John T says...

Teddy 1 wrote:
Quick shut the schools tomorrow.....
An apology from the ECHO would be nice for their headline earlier today: 'No more snow for Dorset.'

I might not believe all I read in the OHEC in future!
[quote][p][bold]Teddy 1[/bold] wrote: Quick shut the schools tomorrow.....[/p][/quote]An apology from the ECHO would be nice for their headline earlier today: 'No more snow for Dorset.' I might not believe all I read in the OHEC in future! John T

5:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13

leogril says...

Not being funny but the schools only shut because of safety reasons. An ambulance was called to my daughters school yesterday as a lad slipped on the ice and turns out he has a broken leg. That could have been your child!
Not being funny but the schools only shut because of safety reasons. An ambulance was called to my daughters school yesterday as a lad slipped on the ice and turns out he has a broken leg. That could have been your child! leogril

6:17pm Tue 22 Jan 13

elaine191261 says...

Oh dear !!! How did we manage all those years ago ,going to school,,etc , good god we had toilets outside in Clarendon road xch ,I'm talking about in the 70's here !!!
Oh dear !!! How did we manage all those years ago ,going to school,,etc , good god we had toilets outside in Clarendon road xch ,I'm talking about in the 70's here !!! elaine191261

6:28pm Tue 22 Jan 13

funky_elephant says...

I had to do my English 'O' Level with hands that hadn't defrosted from the trudge into school. That said, I understand the dilemma in todays litigious society.
I had to do my English 'O' Level with hands that hadn't defrosted from the trudge into school. That said, I understand the dilemma in todays litigious society. funky_elephant

6:54pm Tue 22 Jan 13

ebagum says...

leogril wrote:
Not being funny but the schools only shut because of safety reasons. An ambulance was called to my daughters school yesterday as a lad slipped on the ice and turns out he has a broken leg. That could have been your child!
So the lad could not have damaged himself at home on the snow and ice!
[quote][p][bold]leogril[/bold] wrote: Not being funny but the schools only shut because of safety reasons. An ambulance was called to my daughters school yesterday as a lad slipped on the ice and turns out he has a broken leg. That could have been your child![/p][/quote]So the lad could not have damaged himself at home on the snow and ice! ebagum

7:47pm Tue 22 Jan 13

elaine191261 says...

Exactly Ebagum,!!!!this health and safety goes mad at times
Exactly Ebagum,!!!!this health and safety goes mad at times elaine191261

7:56pm Tue 22 Jan 13

sea poole says...

ebagum -Yes, but would you be suing yourself ?
ebagum -Yes, but would you be suing yourself ? sea poole

9:57pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Hessenford says...

leogril wrote:
Not being funny but the schools only shut because of safety reasons. An ambulance was called to my daughters school yesterday as a lad slipped on the ice and turns out he has a broken leg. That could have been your child!
Kids in other countries such as Berlin Germany, Norway and Canada continue to go to school and they have a lot more snow and ice than we do.
Given that one function of a school is prepare children for life after school - such as with an education - then closing the school because the playground is a bit slippery doesn't teach the kids much about living in Britain in the winter when, mysteriously, the UK often gets cold and slippery.
We seem to be breeding a bunch of wimps in this country these days.
They shut schools so that kids don't get hurt on the ice then these same kids walk for miles to some snow covered hill and slide down them all day which is more dangerous than walking to school.
Nothing else shuts when it snows in this country, only schools, health and safety nanny's have got a lot to answer for.
[quote][p][bold]leogril[/bold] wrote: Not being funny but the schools only shut because of safety reasons. An ambulance was called to my daughters school yesterday as a lad slipped on the ice and turns out he has a broken leg. That could have been your child![/p][/quote]Kids in other countries such as Berlin Germany, Norway and Canada continue to go to school and they have a lot more snow and ice than we do. Given that one function of a school is prepare children for life after school - such as with an education - then closing the school because the playground is a bit slippery doesn't teach the kids much about living in Britain in the winter when, mysteriously, the UK often gets cold and slippery. We seem to be breeding a bunch of wimps in this country these days. They shut schools so that kids don't get hurt on the ice then these same kids walk for miles to some snow covered hill and slide down them all day which is more dangerous than walking to school. Nothing else shuts when it snows in this country, only schools, health and safety nanny's have got a lot to answer for. Hessenford

9:59pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Hessenford says...

funky_elephant wrote:
I had to do my English 'O' Level with hands that hadn't defrosted from the trudge into school. That said, I understand the dilemma in todays litigious society.
Should have worn some gloves then shouldn't you.
[quote][p][bold]funky_elephant[/bold] wrote: I had to do my English 'O' Level with hands that hadn't defrosted from the trudge into school. That said, I understand the dilemma in todays litigious society.[/p][/quote]Should have worn some gloves then shouldn't you. Hessenford

10:58pm Tue 22 Jan 13

elaine191261 says...

You are so right hessenford ,I lived in Germany with the army ,they had snow usually from oct-April and much colder too !!!!,health and safety gone mad !!
You are so right hessenford ,I lived in Germany with the army ,they had snow usually from oct-April and much colder too !!!!,health and safety gone mad !! elaine191261

5:19pm Wed 23 Jan 13

chiesa says...

leogril wrote:
Not being funny but the schools only shut because of safety reasons. An ambulance was called to my daughters school yesterday as a lad slipped on the ice and turns out he has a broken leg. That could have been your child!
schools shut at the sign of a snowflake - anyone can slip in the snow. I went to school in the 80's in the North of England - school did not shut for Snow, and we were encourage to go play in it. Stop wrapping kids in cotton wool. Yes one child slipped and broke their leg - it happens - it's life.
[quote][p][bold]leogril[/bold] wrote: Not being funny but the schools only shut because of safety reasons. An ambulance was called to my daughters school yesterday as a lad slipped on the ice and turns out he has a broken leg. That could have been your child![/p][/quote]schools shut at the sign of a snowflake - anyone can slip in the snow. I went to school in the 80's in the North of England - school did not shut for Snow, and we were encourage to go play in it. Stop wrapping kids in cotton wool. Yes one child slipped and broke their leg - it happens - it's life. chiesa

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