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Suffolk and Essex see some of the UK’s heaviest overnight snowfall

PUBLISHED: 07:07 05 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:17 05 February 2018

A light dusting of snow in Ipswich.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

A light dusting of snow in Ipswich. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


Suffolk and Essex have seen some of the nation’s heaviest snow showers overnight and into this morning.

The Met Office has a yellow weather warning in place for parts of southeast England from last night until around 10am this morning.

Eastern parts of the region, including Ipswich, Colchester and Framlingham are reported to be affected.

The Met Office’s warning said: “Wintry showers are expected to affect southeast England through Sunday night and Monday morning.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice afffecting parts of the region. Picture: MET OFFICEThe Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice afffecting parts of the region. Picture: MET OFFICE

“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Some icy patches are likely to develop on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.”

Forecasters at Weatherquest, which is based in Norwich, said there would be scattered wintry showers across the south of the East Anglia region this morning with the risk of ice on untreated surfaces.

MORE: Will there be more snow in Suffolk and Essex in the week to come?

Dudley enjoying the February snow.   Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNDudley enjoying the February snow. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Overnight temperatures dipped as low as -3C near to the Suffolk/Norfolk border.

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