Snow and wintery showers are expected to sweep across Suffolk this evening. 

A yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place for most of the county from 6pm tonight until 9am on Monday. 

Parts of Suffolk including Sudbury, Ipswich, Felixstowe and Woodbridge are expected to be impacted by the snow. 

Ipswich Star: Frost swept across Suffolk on SundayFrost swept across Suffolk on Sunday (Image: Kev Cook)

A spokesman for the East Anglian-based weather forecasters Weatherquest said that south Suffolk is at greater risk of getting snow. 

The spokesman said: "The first wave of the snow is from about 6pm onwards and that will spread westwards across the region. 

"Behind that a more wintery mix will push in and it could be quite heavy but it is very marginal so some places in southern Suffolk might see heavy snow but areas in northern and east Suffolk will more likely see sleet or rain.

"It should all start to ease off around 5am on Monday and start to fade away."

Due to the cold surfaces, if any snowfall does occur it is likely to settle. 

The spokesman said that some parts of south Suffolk could see up to 5cm of snowfall overnight. 

Ipswich Star: Temperatures reached -7C in some parts of Suffolk on SundayTemperatures reached -7C in some parts of Suffolk on Sunday (Image: Mandy Cook)

It comes after Suffolk recorded its coldest December night since 2012 as temperatures dropped to -7C overnight. 

Santon Downham recorded -7C as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for thick fog.

According to the Met Office, snow may push in across parts of east and southeast England, leading to a "risk of travel disruption, especially on Monday morning".

Earlier this week the UK Health and Security Agency and the Met Office also issued warnings for severe cold weather. 

The cold snap is expected to last for several days into next week, with temperatures struggling to get above freezing, according to the Met Office.