SNOW has fallen overnight in Surrey, giving a covering in places - and more is on the way, forecasters warn. This morning (Tuesday, February 3) at 6.45am, commuters setting off for work opened front doors to find a quarter-inch covering of snow on roads and paths. Cars were covered and minor roads were rather perilous on slopes following overnight sub-zero weather.
At 7.30am it was still snowing lightly in Reigate. The A25 at Raikes Lane, Abinger Hammer, was partially blocked due to a one-car accident before dawn. Temperatures fell to -2.8C (27F) at Charlwood just after midnight but as the waxing gibbous moon turned hazy as cloud moved in from the north, temperatures rose to just below freezing.
Before daylight, light snow fell at Heathrow Airport and then Gatwick had a little, too, around 6am. People report that there is little snow in Dorking but it was quite heavy at 7am on the Hogs Back coming out of Guildford.
The Met Office said that after another frost tonight, there could be some showers of rain, sleet or snow tomorrow with most of any snow on the Surrey hills and Croydon hills.
In December, Coulsdon weatherman Ian Currie issued his year-long forecast for 2015, saying that the first two weeks of February would be very cold with frost and some snow and so far, his predictions have been most accurate.