The first snow has fallen in Bristol in 2023 - and there’s more expected later today. People across the region woke up to see cars and gardens carpeted in white this morning (March 8).
It comes amidst a yellow weather warning from the Met Office for Bristol, and the south, which warns of snow and ice today and tomorrow. Travel delays are expected, while some rural communities could be cut off, the Met Office says.
Today, we’ve already seen flights grounded at Bristol Airport and some delays on the roads. Only a couple of schools have been impacted, however.
On today, the Met Office says: “Mostly cloudy with further outbreaks of rain, sleet, or snow. Risk of heavier rain and snow later in the afternoon, with snow more likely over high ground. Winds strengthening especially on the south coast. Maximum temperature 5 °C.”
A lovely picture taken on the Downs
The best 14 pictures of the snow today
We’ve put together a gallery of some of the best images our readers have snapped during their morning walks in the snow - click here to view
National Highways issues severe snow alert across the south west
Great pictures from the suspension bridge
Update on bus services
First bus has issued an update on services in Bristol - looks good despite the snow still coming down
Any excuse to get the sleigh out!
More snow later
Hour by hour forecast from the Met Office shows there will be more snow this afternoon in Bristol
Just two schools impacted by the snow, we know of so far. This will likely be a relief to parents making their way to work this morning. School closures can be seen here.