Picture special: Dorset's incredible "icicle hedge"

Bournemouth Echo: Incredible pictures of Dorset's "icicle hedge" Incredible pictures of Dorset's "icicle hedge"

A WINTER spell has been cast over this hedge near Beacon Hill, with water splashed from roadside puddles transformed into an intricate ice sculpture.

Bournemouth Echo:

One amazed motorist, who stopped to admire the wall of icicles on the A350, said: “It’s incredible. I’ve never seen anything like this before. It has happened naturally, but it looks like someone has created it.”

Bournemouth Echo:

Although spring is on its way, an icy blast has seen Dorset shiver again for the last few days.

And the cold spell is set to continue for much of the week, with brisk winds making temperatures drop even lower along the coast.

The weather today will peak at 6C at around 3pm, but thanks to the bitter wind, the temperature will feel more like 2C.

Bournemouth Echo:

The outlook for the rest of the week is overcast, although the Met Office is not predicting any snow.

There are also no weather warnings in place.

In the north of the county, winds will be slightly less brisk, averaging 12 miles per hour from the north-east to Bournemouth’s 14 mph.

Bournemouth Echo:

However, there could be gusts of up to 27 mph at around noon.

Cliff Thomas, who runs Wareham Weather, warned that it would remain overcast and chilly for some time.

“It’s staying pretty dull and dismal,” he said.

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6:21pm Tue 26 Feb 13

Pablo23 says...

Pretty cool
Pretty cool Pablo23

8:45pm Tue 26 Feb 13

paul.p says...

Nice pics.

Do you notice how that puddle pushes traffic into the middle of the carriageway? It's worse at night, in fact there's 3 puddles all on the same side within 500yds of each other, you may hit one of them on your way home, I hope you don't.
Nice pics. Do you notice how that puddle pushes traffic into the middle of the carriageway? It's worse at night, in fact there's 3 puddles all on the same side within 500yds of each other, you may hit one of them on your way home, I hope you don't. paul.p

5:14pm Wed 27 Feb 13

spooki says...

Goes to show how long that bit of road has had a puddle & showing yet another badly laid road.
Goes to show how long that bit of road has had a puddle & showing yet another badly laid road. spooki

12:48am Sat 9 Mar 13

Susana Fernandez says...

I was admiring the icicles when I noticed a light colour Volvo XC 90 like the one that killed Jade Clark (in the fifth picture down). It might be worth it to show this picture to the police...
I was admiring the icicles when I noticed a light colour Volvo XC 90 like the one that killed Jade Clark (in the fifth picture down). It might be worth it to show this picture to the police... Susana Fernandez

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