Snow on its way
PARTS of Suffolk could face up to three inches of snow when Arctic air whips across the county tomorrow.Snow showers are on their way with bitterly cold temperatures plunging Suffolk into another cold snap.
PARTS of Suffolk could face up to three inches of snow when Arctic air whips across the county tomorrow.
Snow showers are on their way with bitterly cold temperatures plunging Suffolk into another cold snap.
Today's rain, sleet and high winds were just a taster for what could affect some places tomorrow.
Strong winds were already evident early today and motorists were warned to take extra care when travelling over the Orwell Bridge.
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And it was looking like a stop-start day for the Port of Felixstowe, with workers able to load and unload ships during lulls in the wind.
Corporate affairs manager Paul Davey said the port had been closed for a period overnight when the wind became quite strong, but had reopened at 9am.
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"Whether the wind has dropped or this is just a lull we will have to wait and see.
"Generally, if the wind gets to around 45 mph crane operations have to be stopped," he said.
Businesses and residents on Felixstowe seafront were battening down the hatches and bracing themselves for a bleak couple of days. All floodgates have been closed as a precaution with huge waves battering the coast.
And biting gale force winds between 30 and 40mph are set to play havoc with the conditions again tomorrow sending any snow showers swirling.
Although the Met Office was unsure exactly how much snow would reach Suffolk, local forecasters are expecting to see some.
The snow is making its way down from the north and in the west of the country is likely to fall as rain and sleet instead.
It may feel like winter will never end, but Evening Star weatherman Ken Blowers said this was nothing in comparison to the winter of 1963, which saw a white out for 77 days.
He said: "This is nothing like that and will be over very quickly."
Temperatures are due to dip to a maximum of three Celsius or 37 Fahrenheit tomorrow when the winds start blowing from the north.
Mr Blower said that because the snow would be falling in showers some places in the county would see less than others and some might not see any at all.
By the weekend the winds will start blowing from the South West bringing with it warmer weather.