WATCH: How snowboarders and sledgers enjoyed the Beast from the East in 2018

PUBLISHED: 18:32 31 January 2019 | UPDATED: 18:51 31 January 2019

Everybody having lots of fun in Christchurch Park during the Beast from the East. Picture: Matt Clarke

Everybody having lots of fun in Christchurch Park during the Beast from the East. Picture: Matt Clarke

Matthew Clarke

We may have only seen a small amount of snow so far, but it might not be over just yet as a second yellow weather warning has been issued. Here we take a look back at how Suffolk enjoyed the Beast from the East.

Suffolk woke up to patches of snow on Wednesday morning but it has been nothing compared to last year’s Beast from the East which brought the country to a standstill.

The start of 2018 saw ferocious storms along with late snowfall, days of subzero temperatures and heavy traffic disruption.

A second Beast from the East is expected in February 2019 following a year of weather extremes.

Last night, Suffolk experienced the coldest night since the Beast from the East with temperatures plummeting, leaving the county covered in thick frost.

The coldest temperature was seen in Stanton Downham where temperatures plummeted to -8C and heavy snow could sweep the county again this evening.

Watch our video to see people enjoying the snow last year – including a young aardvark who saw snow for the first time at Africa Alive, sledgers having fun at the winter wonderland of Christchurch Park and even a man snowboarding down the streets of Felixstowe.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ipswich Star. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ipswich Star