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Wet dock on Ipswich waterfront starts to freeze over as temperatures plummet

PUBLISHED: 10:23 28 February 2018 | UPDATED: 10:30 28 February 2018

Ice started to form on the surface of the water at Ipswich waterfront. Picture: BRAD JONES

Ice started to form on the surface of the water at Ipswich waterfront. Picture: BRAD JONES

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Plunging temperatures brought by the Beast from the East have led to the water starting to freeze over at the wet dock on Ipswich waterfront.

Ice started to form on the surface of the water at Ipswich waterfront. Picture: BRAD JONES Ice started to form on the surface of the water at Ipswich waterfront. Picture: BRAD JONES

Large parts of the water, close to the wine rack, are covered with sheets of ice.

It’s a highly unusual sight, and with there being little chance of temperatures getting above freezing today, it’s likely to be there for some time.

According to Adam Dury, forecaster at Weatherquest, temperatures will remain low today which limit the amount the snow will melt.

“We will have more snow coming from the east this morning,” he said.

Ice started to form on the surface of the water at Ipswich waterfront. Picture: BRAD JONES Ice started to form on the surface of the water at Ipswich waterfront. Picture: BRAD JONES

“We will see continuous patchy flurries all across the region.

“It should be lighter in the west but turning heavier in the east, but will become less frequent this afternoon.

“There won’t be as much snow melt today due to the clouds and there will be a strong easterly wind which will increase the wind chill.”

He added maximum temperatures today would be around -1C (30F) although it could go as low as -5C (23F).

The snow-covered sculpture outside the University of Suffolk.  Picture: BRAD JONES The snow-covered sculpture outside the University of Suffolk. Picture: BRAD JONES

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