Sussex wakes up to snow as temperatures plunge

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SNOW has fallen in Sussex as temperatures dropped by more than 5°C in 24 hours.

The temperature took a dive overnight in the Crawley area with residents waking up to find snow outside their front doors this morning (November 21).

The Met Office said the lowest temperature recorded at its observation point at nearby Charlwood was 2.2°C at 8am this morning. The temperature at the same time yesterday was 7.7°C.

However the lowest overnight temperature was recorded in East Sussex at 1.9°C at 3am at Herstmonceux.

Given the current strong gales in the county, for which the Met Office has issued a yellow warning, the snow in Crawley has not been settling with the added rain turning much of it into sleet, according to residents.

Other low-point temperatures across Sussex included 2.7°C at 6am at Thorney Island and 2.5°C at 9am at Shoreham.

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