Suffolk's snow warning

IT may have been one of the mildest winters on record, but snow came to Britain overnight while Suffolk was today warned to brace itself for snowfall of its own.

IT may have been one of the mildest winters on record, but snow came to Britain overnight while Suffolk was today warned to brace itself for snowfall of its own.

Several inches of snow closed roads across north England last night and cold winds, sleet, rain and snow are forecast to batter the UK for the next four days.

Temperatures are predicted to plunge below freezing across much of Britain with blustery winds making it feel even worse.

Evening Star weatherman Ken Blowers warned those in Suffolk that snow showers are on their way with some getting very heavy.

He also warned that frost would hit the county and affect Suffolk every night this week.

He said: “Most areas will be affected and some of the snow will be coming in heavy at times.

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“The worst thing will be the wind and although the temperature will be around 40F (4C) it will feel a lot more like 20F (-7C).

“The cold weather will go on all week but by the weekend it will get a little warmer with temperatures around 46F (8C).”

Roads were today closed in north Derbyshire and Yorkshire overnight as snow fell, and forecasters MeteoGroup UK warned there was a chance of snow as far south as Kent.

Brendan Jones, of the MeteoGroup UK, said most of the snow had melted away by this morning but warned the weather would get worse between now and Thursday.

He said: "Across Britain today there will be sleet, hail, snow and rain falling thanks to a narrow line of showers that is heading southwards.”

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