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Icy patches and wintry showers could affect some areas of Kent on Monday morning according to weather forecasters at the Met Office.

Sleet and snow showers are expected to move in from the east later on Sunday night along with temperatures dropping to zero. With these wintry showers, and also wet surfaces after the recent wet weather, some icy patches are likely on untreated surfaces.

Additionally a few snow showers could turn quite heavy but will probably only affect a narrow zone. However some places, mainly over the North Downs and on grassy surfaces, could see as much as 3cm.

Advice from Met Office

  • Keep yourself and your family safe when it is icy, or small amounts of snow have fallen.
  • Plan to leave the house at least five minutes earlier than normal. Not needing to rush, reduces your risk of accidents, slips, and falls.
  • If you need to make a journey on foot, try to use pavements alongside main roads which are likely to be less slippery.
  • If cycling, try to stick to main roads, which are more likely to have been treated.

Be prepared for weather warnings to change; the Met Office recommends staying up to date with the weather forecast in your area. Follow the link for more details

By Ed

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