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Gallery: People warned to stay in after forecasters predict blizzards in Suffolk and Essex on Friday

17:51 17 January 2013

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A BLIZZARD is expected to sweep into Suffolk and Essex on Friday afternoon - prompting warnings not to go out after dark.

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Norwich-based Weatherquest said up to five inches of snow will fall across the region tomorrow.

Forecaster Phil Garner said the snow will become more persistent into the evening, with winds increasing as high as 25mph.

“People should not be going out after dark,” he added. “It would not be sensible to travel unless you really have to.”

Mr Garner said the snow is expected to ease significantly into Saturday and Sunday. But temperatures will remain hovering around freezing.

He said there would be light snow showers along the coast of Suffolk and Essex today. Tonight there is a chance of a light dusting of snow, with temperatures plummeting as low as -9c.

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7 comments

  • The State knows best! Yeah right.....in Oslo tonight, the temperature is due to plunge to minus 11 celsius. Strange how all public transport keeps running and nightlife and retail activities seem to be just swell. So stay in, watch the rubbish that passes for entertainment on the box and thank your lucky stars you don't have to leave your house until about 7am tomorrow when it gets light again. Well you can try using that excuse when you are late for your normal 6am shift start.

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    Steve Blake

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • 'People shouldn't be going out after dark'- has common sense been banned in the 21st century?

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    Quagmire

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • Dear God, we are the laughing stock of Europe as usual. 2 cms of snow brings Norwich to a standstill. Other countries in Europe have to deal with this everyday. Everyone should just man up, get some winter tyres and get on with it. We also need to scrap all the stupid health & safety regulations and bureaucracy that makes it difficult for our farmers and others to help keep our roads and pavements clear.

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    jakeb

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • Barclays in Halesworth closed their car park yesterday (probably been closed all week) as there was about a mm of snow on the ground.........

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    jakeb

    Friday, January 18, 2013

  • It's 16c in Abu Dhabi this morning and no sign of snow.....think it will be safe if I venture outside!! What on earth is happening to the UK talk about Nanny State, what's next....an advisory from Nanny not to go out in the daytime as you might get sun burn!.....dear oh dear!!

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    Kingy

    Friday, January 18, 2013

  • I'm afraid to go out after dark regardless of the weather !

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    gavalie

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

  • It's ridiculous how even the mere hint of snow causes mass panic, get a grip people - drive or walk slowly, like we all did in the days before health & safety and the blame & claim attitude ruined it all!!

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    MZH

    Thursday, January 17, 2013

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