Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 9°C


Wintry showers forecast for Suffolk and Essex in lead up to weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:02 13 December 2017 | UPDATED: 16:50 13 December 2017

Ipswich pedestrian battles the wintery weather. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Ipswich pedestrian battles the wintery weather. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The Met Office has issued another yellow weather warning for ice for this afternoon and heading into tomorrow.

Ipswich motorists tackle the winter weather. Picture: GREGG BROWNIpswich motorists tackle the winter weather. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The previous ice warning remained in force until 11am this morning, with forecasters warning that there will probably be icy stretches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

Another yellow warning for ice has now been issued by the Met Office for the east from 4pm today until 11am tomorrow.

The Met Office said: “Ice will again form on some surfaces from late Wednesday afternoon, which will continue through the night and well into Thursday morning.

“There will probably be icy stretches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths with some slippery surfaces likely.”

Chris Bell, Weatherquest forecasting director, said that there is unlikely to be any further heavy snowfall over the next few days.

He said: “There could be a wintry mix of showers over the next few days but there is not going to be any widespread snow such as we have seen.

“Looking ahead to the weekend, Saturday looks like being a dry day and Sunday will be largely dry - we could see some rain into the evening.

“It will still feel quite chilly though, with temperatures of around three or four degrees on Saturday and four or five on Sunday.”

Mr Bell said at this stage, a white Christmas looks unlikely for the region.

“At the moment, it’s looking more like a green Christmas than a white Christmas,” he said.

“It’s still subject to change but it’s currently looking wet and windy rather than snowy.”

A pile of rubbish dumped on an Ipswich pavement has been branded an “absolute disgrace”.

An Ipswich mother has called for measures to slow drivers at a busy junction after her son almost died in a collision there.

Coes has launched its 2018 Christmas windows, with Elmer Armstrong the elephant sculpture as the Ipswich store’s special guest.

Suffolk police seized a higher volume of crack cocaine than any force outside the Met last year, according to new figures.

Over the Christmas and New Year period we all struggle to keep a lid on our waste - the food bin groans under the weight of turkey carcasses and our blue recycling bulges with empty boxes from trikes and new games consoles so the last thing you want is to miss your rubbish collection.

An Ipswich man who sexually assaulted a schoolgirl has been jailed for four months.

Breanne Cook has taken over as manager of the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust’s (NSFT) Recovery College, which runs courses on topics such as wellbeing and life after illness to help support patients.

For more than a decade, the East of England Co-op Funeral Services has brought people together at Christmas to celebrate and remember the lives of loved ones sadly no longer with us.

With Christmas around the corner, Suffolk has retail temp jobs a plenty - but which jobs in other sectors are getting increasingly tough to fill?

From a Georgian nipple shield to a diamond dustpan - The former presenter of the popular BBC show Bargain Hunt is flogging his exotic collection of antiques in Essex.

Most read

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Newsletter Sign Up

Ipswich Star daily newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

MyDate24 MyPhotos24