Bournemouth is colder than Iceland

The MET office have just issued an Amber warning, warning the town will experience heavy snow with temperatures dropping to -3° but it will feel like -11°.

The freezing weather is a result of Storm Emma colliding with the cold spell ‘Beast from the East’. As a result, Bournemouth is expected to see around 10cm to 20 cm of snow, which will be accompanied by strong easterly winds resulting in blizzards and considerable drifting.

Hospital

The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospitals have postponed routine procedures, outpatient clinics and diagnostic appointments.

 

Public transport

Morebus are facing delays due to the weather.

Schools and Education centres closed

As a precautionary measure, the majority of schools in Bournemouth are staying closed, including Bournemouth and Poole College.

The full list can be seen here.

Bournemouth University and Arts university Bournemouth have decided to close down.

Other services closed

Bournemouth Pier will not open due to the lack of water supply but hopes to re-open tomorrow, as usual.

Dorset Police have decided to cancel all ‘Dorset Driver awareness’ courses for safety reasons.

Roads

The Met office cautions “Some roads may become blocked by deep snow, stranding vehicles and passengers.” The town could also face interruptions to power supplies, damage to trees and other buildings due to heavy snow.

Bournemouth Council warns people to travel only if necessary and assure that they will keep Community Centers open for use. They have four gritters ready to clear out the snow.

 

 

 

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