Calmer weekend weather expected

AFTER a blast of wintry weather brought back memories of the recent cold snap, weather forecasters are expecting things to settle down over the next few days.

AFTER a blast of wintry weather brought back memories of the recent cold snap, weather forecasters are expecting things to settle down over the next few days.

Suffolk was given a fresh covering of snow yesterday that was a throwback to the chaotic scenes of last month, with problems on the roads as temperatures dropped to -4C in some places.

But experts at Weatherquest, a forecasting team based in Norwich, believe things will be a lot calmer over the coming days.

Forecaster Phil Garner said: “The weather is looking a little bit lighter in general terms; there's not a great deal changing. We keep the winds coming from the north east over Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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“It will bring rather cool conditions over the weekend. Daytime temperatures will be 4C or 5C and there will be a continued risk of some slight frost.

“Overnight temperatures will be down close to freezing over the coast and -1C or -2C in inland areas.”

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Mr Garner said yesterday's burst of snow and ice had travelled down from the Arctic before arriving in East Anglia.

He said: “It was a little area of cold air that came down from the Arctic, Norway, across the North Sea and just ran across East Anglia.

“It was a little bit more showery than we have had recently and because it was a little colder, these showers fell as snow and hail.

“Another contributory factor was that the two days beforehand had been quite frosty and that allowed the surface temperatures to fall.”

He said more snow could not be ruled out for tomorrow or the next week or so, but it did appear that things would be much drier.

He added: “It's possible. Our forecast cards only go out 10 days ahead so there's still a little chance of snow coming back.”

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