Snow falls in parts of Hampshire for first time in 2019

RESIDENTS in parts of the county have experienced snowfall for the first time this year.

Tuesday, 22nd January 2019, 4:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 6:33 pm
Snow has fallen in parts of Hampshire - stock image of dog playing in snowy conditions

Flakes of the white stuff have been falling in places across Hampshire, including Petersfield and Basingstoke. 

Ditcham Park School tweeted a video showing their pupils enjoying the snowy weather. 

They wrote: ‘ITS SNOWING!!!!!!!! #whereeverychildisknownandvalued #snow #flossdance @hampshire_photos @beautifulsouthmagazine #TuesdayMotivation.’

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While Bsingstoke Fire Station have also reported seeing snow showers, sharing a video of snowy conditions with their followers and encouraging them to remain safe. 

They tweeted: ‘We have #snow fall in #Basingstoke Pls Increase Your #stoppingdistance and keep a bigger gap between yourself and other road users #poorvisibility #seetobeseen.’ 

So far snowfall has not reached our region of the county, with no reports of the white stuff in Portsmouth today. 

Snow has fallen in parts of Hampshire - stock image of dog playing in snowy conditions

However a yellow weather warning for ice has been extended until tomorrow by the Met Office. 

With temperatures dropping as low as -1C in Portsmouth and -2C in Waterlooville and Fareham overnight.