Sunshine will give way to snow

WEATHER conditions in Suffolk are set for a dramatic twist on Monday with the recent sunshine and mild weather being replaced by snow. With spring officially due to begin on Wednesday people could be forgiven for thinking the warm spell may continue a little longer.

WEATHER conditions in Suffolk are set for a dramatic twist on Monday with the recent sunshine and mild weather being replaced by snow.

With spring officially due to begin on Wednesday people could be forgiven for thinking the warm spell may continue a little longer.

However temperatures are set to drop by up to ten degrees centigrade by Monday with a strong likelihood of snow showers throughout the day and into Tuesday.

A Met Office spokesman said that the snow could even settle.

He said: “There is going to be a cooling taking place later this weekend particularly in Scotland and this will spread to all parts of the UK by Monday.

“Northerly winds will be coming down from the Arctic and there will be an increased risk of snow showers particularly in East Anglia on Monday and going into Tuesday.

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“Day time temperatures have typically been 14 or 15C this week but this will be more like 7 or 8C by Monday.

“The snow will fall mainly as showers but sometimes on the heavy side giving temporary coverings of snow.”

The spokesman said the weather conditions, although cold, will be above freezing meaning the snow is likely to melt.

This will create the problem of icy conditions at night as the melted snow freezes when temperatures drop.

The spokesman added: “One of the messages to get across to people is to expect a stark contrast in temperatures and to keep their eyes on the forecast.

“The cold snap is likely to continue through the week.”

For much of this week Suffolk has been drenched with sunshine - on Monday a temperature of 18C was recorded which is the average temperature for June.

The warm spell comes on the back of one of the wettest winters of the century for the region.

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