Harpford Weather

At the beginning of February 2009, cold easterly winds spread across the UK bringing heavy snow to parts of the UK, particularly the SE and some northern areas. On the 6th, parts of Devon saw the biggest snow event for about 20 years as low pressure developed just to the south and moved through the English Channel pushing fronts up into the cold air. Near Okehampton (Northern edge of Dartmoor), 55 cm (nearly 2 feet) of level snow was measured, with totals approaching a foot in many central parts of Deovn. However, some low lying and coastal areas (including Harpford and the lower Otter Valley) were just slightly too warm and saw wet snow or a wintry mix that struggled to settle.

These two galleries are from local hills (East Hill) which saw 5-15cm, and then parts of Mid Devon and North Dartmoor.

February 2009 snow