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Rain and wind eases but now comes the ice in Sussex

The Argus: Rain and wind eases but now comes the ice in Sussex Rain and wind eases but now comes the ice in Sussex

After weeks of strong winds, heavy rain and tidal surges, the county is set to freeze under a blanket of ice.

Forecasters are predicting ground temperatures to fall below freezing tonight and into tomorrow morning.

Given the recent wet weather and the amount of standing water, the Met Office has warned the result could be large patches of ice on the roads.

A Met Office spokesman said: "With clearing skies and easing winds overnight Thursday temperatures will fall with surface temperatures dropping below freezing in places late on Thursday night and early on Friday morning.

"Large amounts of standing water remain on the ground in many places following recent wet weather and flooding.

"This will result in icy stretches forming in places, despite only small amounts of rainfall on Thursday."


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4:49pm Thu 9 Jan 14

John Steed says...

what sort of question is "are you feeling confident about 2014" i cetrtainly am, it started 9 days ago.
what sort of question is "are you feeling confident about 2014" i cetrtainly am, it started 9 days ago. John Steed
  • Score: 1

5:46pm Thu 9 Jan 14

Tammy Flugh says...

" the county is set to freeze under a blanket of ice."... " the Met Office has warned the result could be large patches of ice on the roads."
Not quite the same thing.
" the county is set to freeze under a blanket of ice."... " the Met Office has warned the result could be large patches of ice on the roads." Not quite the same thing. Tammy Flugh
  • Score: 7

5:47pm Thu 9 Jan 14

RottingdeanRant says...

Strange report given that the BBC weather site still shows a min of 5 deg C for the next 3 nights?
Strange report given that the BBC weather site still shows a min of 5 deg C for the next 3 nights? RottingdeanRant
  • Score: 13

10:41pm Thu 9 Jan 14

FatherTed11 says...

I love how almost every Argus story begins with a photo of a road sign.
I love how almost every Argus story begins with a photo of a road sign. FatherTed11
  • Score: 5

10:44pm Thu 9 Jan 14

WhatsNotToLike says...

Haven't seen a gritter this evening, with temps expected to near freezing later tonight, (currently 2 degrees and dropping) and lots of standing water around I'm surprised the relevant departments didn't air on the side of caution and send them out?
Haven't seen a gritter this evening, with temps expected to near freezing later tonight, (currently 2 degrees and dropping) and lots of standing water around I'm surprised the relevant departments didn't air on the side of caution and send them out? WhatsNotToLike
  • Score: -1

11:14pm Thu 9 Jan 14

ARMANA says...

Was hoping last years Geraniums might make it to spring time, but looks like the cold will have them after all,
Was hoping last years Geraniums might make it to spring time, but looks like the cold will have them after all, ARMANA
  • Score: 4

5:04pm Fri 10 Jan 14

Sussex jim says...

Apart from tonight, the Argus forecast for next week shows minimum temperatures above freezing.
If this mild weather lasts, there will be a huge surplus of grit by the spring. Presumably the saving on gritting will mean a reduction in council tax next year.
Apart from tonight, the Argus forecast for next week shows minimum temperatures above freezing. If this mild weather lasts, there will be a huge surplus of grit by the spring. Presumably the saving on gritting will mean a reduction in council tax next year. Sussex jim
  • Score: 0

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