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Met Office issues severe weather warning as snow falls in east Kent

16 January 2013

A VW campervan sets a beautiful snowy scene in Whitstable

A VW campervan sets a beautiful snowy scene in Whitstable. Picture: @glampervanhire

Parts of east Kent woke to a blanket of snow this morning - and more is due later.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the county today as the cold snap continues.

Taken in Dover and River by Karol Steele.

The pictures above and below were taken in Dover and River by Karol Steele

Taken in Dover and River by Karol Steele.

Up to four inches of snow are expected in parts of Kent with temperatures dropping to -6C tonight.

Snow showers have been reported across east Kent this morning - mainly around the coast.

The white stuff began settling in Dover, Deal, Sandwich, Ramsgate, Margate, Whitstable and Herne Bay as well as in Canterbury.Colourful beach huts contrast the snow at Kingsdown, near Deal. Picture: Gemma Green

Colourful beach huts in the snow at Kingsdown, near Deal, (picture: Gemma Green), while snow covers berries in Whitstable (picture: Ruth Cuerden)Snow on berries in Whitstable

The Met Office said the snow flurries will be quite localised, with many parts of Kent - especially in the west of the county - not seeing any showers.

It said snow could build to as much as four inches in places.

Drivers are warned to take extra care on the roads and train passengers are advised to be aware of the risk of disruption to their journeys.Wintry scenes along on Farthing Common between Canterbury and Folkestone

Wintry scenes on Farthing Common between Canterbury and Folkestone (picture: Gary Browne) and The Strand, in Walmer (picture: @Papa088

Snow covers The Strand, in Walmer

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