Search

Norfolk and Suffolk wake up to an icy morning as wintry showers and snow move in

PUBLISHED: 07:29 30 November 2017 | UPDATED: 10:13 30 November 2017

People make their way through the snow in the city. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

People make their way through the snow in the city. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Archant

Norfolk and Suffolk is bracing itself for snow, ice and high coastal winds.

A Met Office yellow weather warning, which was put in place on Wednesday evening, will remain in place until 11am on Thursday.

It said: “Icy patches are likely to develop on some untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths or where showers cause wash off on treated roads. Wintry showers will bring an additional hazard.

“Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services.”

It added: “The extent of ice will vary across the area with inland areas most prone whilst coastal areas are less likely to be affected. 2 to 5cm of snow may accumulate above about 100m, with smaller amounts at lower levels.”

It was certainly a cold morning, with reports of snow coming from the coast, towards Oulton Broad, and south Norfolk.

Norfolk police tweeted on Thursday morning to warn drivers that snow was on its way and that drivers should be conscious of road conditions.

Adam Dury, forecaster for Norwich-based Weatherquest, said temperatures could plummet to 2C and winds on the north Norfolk coast could reach between 40 to 50mph.

Mr Dury said the possible “dusting” of snow in parts of Norfolk and Suffolk would most likely be gone by mid-morning on Thursday.

The biggest risk is areas of ice forming in the morning caused by this evening’s predicted wintry showers followed by clear skies, according to the forecaster.

He said: “It is going to be cold unfortunately.”

Wintry showers could continue across the region on Thursday throughout the day.

Norfolk County Council’s gritters have been out over the weekend and will continue to be used this week.

Iain Temperton, from the council’s casualty reduction team manager, said: “There’s often a spike in collisions on the roads after the first cold snap of the season, as people aren’t used to driving on icy roads and maybe don’t leave enough time to travel safely to their destination.

“The most important piece of advice we tell drivers is to always drive to the road conditions and never assume those conditions won’t change throughout your journey.

“Reduce your speed, take your time and get there safely.”

Temperatures are expected to rise to 9C this weekend but could become colder next week.

• Regular gritting updates and other useful advice are posted on social media through #norfolkwinter on Twitter and through the Norfolk Facebook page here.

• For Met Office updates visit www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings

Related articles

Other popular content

Yesterday, 16:44

A 70-year-old man has been seriously hurt after coming off his motorbike on the B1062 at Flixton, near Bungay.

Yesterday, 14:25

Between 50 and 100 ice cream vans are set to make the biggest procession of ice cream vans in the world.

A carer who admitted an “abuse of trust” by stealing jewellery which she then tried to pawn was warned by a court that she could face jail.

Fri, 15:40

A daughter has said she “can not understand” what was going through the head of the person who left her father with a broken arm and a dislocated elbow in a hit and run.

Most Read

Yesterday, 16:44

A 70-year-old man has been seriously hurt after coming off his motorbike on the B1062 at Flixton, near Bungay.

Read more
Suffolk police
Yesterday, 14:25

Between 50 and 100 ice cream vans are set to make the biggest procession of ice cream vans in the world.

Read more

A carer who admitted an “abuse of trust” by stealing jewellery which she then tried to pawn was warned by a court that she could face jail.

Read more
Norwich Crown Court
Fri, 15:40

A daughter has said she “can not understand” what was going through the head of the person who left her father with a broken arm and a dislocated elbow in a hit and run.

Read more
Suffolk Police
Friday, May 1, 2015

When his wife died of cancer in November, Ian Eaton decided he would take on a 1,223 mile cycling and climbing challenge in her memory to raise money for the treatment centre that helped during her 12 year battle.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital

Later in Life

cover

Click here to view
the Later in Life
supplement

View

Local Weather

Heavy Showers

Heavy Showers

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 5°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Beccles and Bungay Journal e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Beccles and Bungay Journal weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy