Cold snap set to bring more snow

FREEZING wintery conditions are set to stay for at least the next week as the cold snap brings more dustings of snow, according to forecasters.

FREEZING wintery conditions are set to stay for at least the next week as the cold snap brings more dustings of snow, according to forecasters.

The chilly start to 2010 has already resulted in much of the county seeing a covering of snow and this evening as the temperatures drop once more we can expect more flurries with up to another centimetre settling in some places.

Weatherman Jim Bacon, of Weatherquest said the short term outlook for Suffolk is for “patchy snow showers, particularly in coastal areas.”

He said we can expect to see the mercury drop to around -4C at night for the next week, bringing treacherous, icy conditions on the roads.

“The cold snap is going to stay,” he said. “Looking at the charts I can imagine the cold weather could be with us all through this coming week and maybe into the following week, it is like a proper winter.

“Through this evening and overnight we will continue to see snow showers, some will be sleety in places but as the temperatures drop we could see around 1cm or so covering in places.

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“The main problem tonight will be the widespread frost as temperatures vary between -1C and -4C overnight.”

Tomorrow is set to be a dry, bright and cold day, as the showers move away from Suffolk in the morning. But the threat of snow will return on Monday and continue throughout the week.

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