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Suffolk/Essex: Freezing temperatures on the way

20:40 13 January 2013

Freezing temperatures have been forecast for Suffolk and Essex

Photo credit: David Cheskin/PA wire

Freezing temperatures have been forecast for Suffolk and Essex Photo credit: David Cheskin/PA wire

FREEZING temperatures are on their way to Suffolk and Essex this week, with parts of the region also braced for snowfall.

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Weather warnings are already in place, and doctors are urging people to stay warm as experts predict a prolonged cold snap.

Weatherquest’s Chris Bell said northern areas of both Suffolk and Essex can expect several inches of snow, with the biggest flurry possible this evening. He added: “Temperatures will be around zero to 2C(32-36F) during the day but could drop to between -4C to -6C(25-21F) by mid-week.

“It will be the coldest spell we’ve seen this winter and will last throughout the week and into the weekend.

“There could be fresh accumulations of snow on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.”

It could remain cold until next weekend, when milder air is expected to cross the county – but not before more scattered snow showers.

Dr David Kanka, NHS Suffolk’s deputy director of public health said it was essential for older people to keep warm. He added: “Every year we see increased deaths in the winter, many of which could be prevented. Heating the house is important - in the day and also making sure that the bedroom is 18C (64F) overnight.

“Wearing lots of thin layers keeps you warmer than one thick one.

“Keeping active during the day will also keeps you warm, even moving around the house once an hour will help. Try to check if neighbours or relatives you think may be vulnerable need any help.”

Snowfall is expected in large areas of Britain throughout the day. Scotland saw the first accumulations of a few centimetres yesterday, before the snow moved into northern England and steadily south.

The Met Office has a level two weather warning in place until tomorrow covering the whole of England, alerting residents to ice, snow and bitter temperatures.

Drivers are urged to be prepared for conditions on the roads, carry an essential winter kit and check their cars before getting behind the wheel.

Weatherquest’s twice-daily podcast is available to download online via a link on our homepage at www.eadt.co.uk.

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  • No doubt idiot motorists will be driving to fast and have an accident in the snow and ice then blame it on the council for not gritting the roads ! When in fact if they drove a bit SLOWER it would not happen. Just want to get my pennys worth in before all these pilchards who cannot drive start moaning.

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