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Cold snap set to be a feature of half-term holidays in Suffolk and Essex

PUBLISHED: 10:04 18 October 2018 | UPDATED: 16:24 18 October 2018

The chilly autumnal weather is set to continue Picture: FRED IXER

The chilly autumnal weather is set to continue Picture: FRED IXER

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The chilly autumnal snap which saw temperatures drop close to freezing in parts of the region last night is set to continue into next week’s school half-term holidays.

Phil Garner, a forecaster for Norwich-based Weatherquest, said the coldest temperature in the region was recorded last night in Santon Downham, which saw the mercury dip to 2.2C.

Although colder temperatures have already been recorded so far this season, Mr Garner said the chilly conditions were set to become a feature for the coming days.

“It’s an indication that we are moving into an autumnal spell of weather, which is par for the course at this time of year,” he added.

An ongoing spell of high pressure is expected to bring a mixture of cloud and sunny spells during the day and cool overnight temperatures of 2-3C.

Looking ahead to half term, Mr Garner added: “Overall, I think the week will be relatively dry with one or two showers possible on Tuesday and Wednesday.

“Winds will be coming for a northerly direction so we will see some cooler days.

“Temperatures through the weekend could reach 15-17C but early next week will be more like 13-14C.”

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