Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 16°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Weather: Suffolk and Essex could still see a late but brief flurry of snow this weekend

14:31 27 February 2014

Falling snow is a possibility tomorrow

Falling snow is a possibility tomorrow

Archant

There is an outside chance of snowfall in the county going into the weekend.

shares

But it’s not likely to stick around for long.

Although the end of February is usually considered the last day of winter the Met Office has issued warnings across much of the country.

In the east this is a yellow ‘be aware’ warning.

But any snow that does fall is very unlikely to bring major disruption.

Jim Bacon from forecasters Weatherquest said the chance of seeing some of the white stuff could be a close run thing.

It may even be that constant rainfall could drop the temperature enough to turn the rain to snow.

“One of the problems is that often at this end of the season snowfall is usually very marginal,” he said.

“There is a possibility that when this front comes across the country at the end of tonight, on the back of it there could be some cold air.

“If it rains hard enough it could become snow instead of rain.”

He added it’s hard to prepare for snow falling in this way because any grit put down too early would be washed away by the rain.

“These are very difficult events to deal with because you’ve got to wait until it’s become a problem before you can do anything about it.”

But while a late flurry of snow could be coming our way, though it is more likely on higher ground, it probably won’t be settling.

Mr Bacon said: “At this time of the year if you have snow falling on the ground it has a fair bit of residual warmth.

“If it does settle it won’t last long.”

The Met Office’s warning is valid from five past midnight until noon tomorrow.

On their website they said: “The public are advised to be aware of the potential for some disruption to travel especially during Friday morning rush hour.”

shares

0 comments

Travellers reportedly arrived in Grange Farm, Kesgrave on June 15.

Work to move travellers on from parkland in Grange Farm, Kesgrave, is due to continue today, more than two weeks after travellers first arrived.

Philip Heathcote.

It has been confirmed that Philip Heathcote, 52, of Felixstowe, is among the British fatalities of Friday’s Sousse beach shooting.

People enjoy the hot weather  in Christchurch Park in Ipswich - 
Marcelo, Madison, Carla and Leighton Stavolo

There are fears dehydration, heat exhaustion and even heat stroke could put added pressure on heath services this week as temperatures are set to rise to 32C.

Fire at Medi Plinth, Ipswich

A key area of Ipswich went into in lockdown today after a fire broke out at a factory.

New homes are needed in Suffolk Coastal

Community leaders are to carry out a radical shake-up of how they deal with planning matters to streamline and speed-up the decision-making system.

The robbery happened at The White Hart Hotel in High Street, Newmarket

A young member of staff at The White Hart Hotel was attacked during a late-night robbery in which thousands of pounds in cash was stolen.

Bikes stolen

Police are looking for the owners of a number of pedal cycles after they were seized from an address in Stowmarket earlier this month.

Stuart Cullen, from the Lowestoft area, who has died in the terrorist attack in Tunisia.

A community in shock has today continued to its pay heartfelt tributes to a man from the Lowestoft area killed in the Tunisia terrorist slaughter.

Mounted police officers patrol on the beach of  Sousse, Tunisia - AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)

Suffolk Police has confirmed that the 52-year-old, from the Lowestoft area, was killed in the shootings in the tourist resort of Sousse on Friday.

Police examining a scene in Clacton the day after the murder.

A man has pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-girlfriend’s father in a late night attack in Clacton.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages