Suffolk has been freezing this week with temperatures plunging below zero - but when will we stop having to remember our hats, scarves and gloves?

The Met Office has issued weather warnings for snow and ice in Suffolk at the start of December after a warmer-than-usual autumn.

Santon Downham, near Suffolk's border with Norfolk, recorded a temperature of -6.6C over Friday evening - the lowest the mercury had dropped in a December since 2016.

The gritters have also been out on the road network this week to keep the highways clear.

East Anglian Daily Times: Gritters have been out in Suffolk this weekGritters have been out in Suffolk this week (Image: Newsquest)

Adam Dury, meteorologist at East Anglian-based forecaster Weatherquest, said the cold snap is likely to last another week before temperatures start to rise.

He said: "It's going to vary day by day, night by night over the next few days. We could see temperatures of about -3C or -4C over the nights, like we have already seen.

"It's going to be the end of next week - about the 18th or 19th - when we will see a warming-up period.

"We could have high temperatures of high single figures in the day, and not going below freezing overnight."