Live updates as heavy snow falls in parts of the Portsmouth area, Southampton and Hampshire

Residents in parts of the county have woken up to heavy snow this morning.

Sunday, 24th January 2021, 8:34 am
Updated Sunday, 24th January 2021, 9:22 am

Snowfall has been reported in Swanmore – part of the area covered by the Portsmouth News – as well as in Southampton and Hedge End.

Pictures and video from Swanmore show snow is laying this morning.

A yellow snow is in place for much of the county and parts of Portsmouth – including Hilsea and Cosham – until 11.59pm today.

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Snow in Swanmore. Picture: Tom Morton

On its website the Met Office says: ‘An area of snow will move across Wales and central and southern England today, becoming slow-moving for a time across parts of the Midlands.

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‘This will bring 1-3 cm of snow across much of the warning area, though not all sites will see lying snow and northern parts of East Anglia may see little snow.

‘Areas above 100 m are likely to be worst affected and here 5-10 cm of snow is possible, particularly for parts of the Midlands.

‘Possible travel delays on roads stranding some vehicles and passengers.

‘Possible delays or cancellations to rail and air travel.

‘Some rural communities could become cut off.

‘Power cuts may occur and other services, such as mobile phone coverage, may be affected.’

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Live updates as snow falls in Hampshire

Last updated: Sunday, 24 January, 2021, 10:12

  • Heavy snow in Swanmore
  • Snow warning in place until 11.59pm 
  • Parts of Portsmouth covered by the warning

More snow pictures from Hampshire this morning

Snow in Swanmore

We have pulled together the forecast for the rest of the day across the Portsmouth area. 

Will you see snow where you live? 

Here’s what the Met Office has said

‘Thundersnow’ reports after ‘loud bang’ heard over

A ‘loud bang’ woke people in parts of Hampshire this morning. 

The sound has been compared to an ‘atomic bomb’ and has been reported as being thundersnow. 

Snow reported in more areas

According to members of the Portsmouth News’ Breaking News Facebook group there has been snow in Lovedean, Clanfield, Horndean and Petersfield this morning. 

Video of snow falling in Hampshire this morning

Snow warning in place

A new snow warning is in place until 11.59pm for snow - it covers parts of Portsmouth as well as much of Hampshire. 

No snow yet in Portsmouth

Here in Fratton it has just been rainy so far this morning. 

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We will be bringing you all the latest weather updates throughout this morning. 

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