Gallery: Freezing fog keeps temperatures down

Holywells Park in Ipswich is covered in a blanket of snow.

Holywells Park in Ipswich is covered in a blanket of snow. - Credit: Archant

BRRRR-ACE yourselves for another day of chill in shivering Suffolk – with forecasters predicting plenty more icy weather.

Freezing overnight fog lingering across the county will see temperatures in many places remain as low as -12C today.

Suffolk continues to be gripped by wintry weather – but forecasters have said the last few days are just the start of what promises to be a cold snap that runs well into next week.

With little or no breeze to move it on, the freezing fog from last night will remain across many parts of Suffolk today and temperatures will stay well below the average daytime January reading of about 6C.

Yesterday in some areas of the county the mercury dipped as low as -15C.

Speaking last night, forecaster Phil Garner of Weatherquest said the overnight freezing fog would be the real problem, with little or no snow predicted today and tomorrow.

He said: “Overnight temperatures won’t change at all throughout the day. Thursday night will start to see any fog left over lift away thanks to a bit of breeze overnight into Friday. The suggestion is we won’t see a great deal of snow overnight on Friday and into Saturday morning, about two or four centimetres maybe.

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“It will be a little less cold at the start of next week and daytime temperatures should get above freezing on Monday or Tuesday. ”

Gritters have been out in force in a bid to keep roads clear, prevent accidents and reduce the need for any further school closures.

Several schools in north Suffolk were forced to shut yesterday, with some citing difficult driving conditions on surrounding roads and in other cases staff were unable to get into work.

Palgrave Primary, Worlingham Primary, Mendham Primary, Bungay High School and Somerleyton Primary had been closed for the day.

Worlingham and Mendham were both closed because staff were unable to get into work. Palgrave had to shut its doors because roads around the school were dangerous.

Fressingfield Primary was open for children in the village, but children who arrive on public transport were told to stay at home.