Snow is forecast to hit some parts of Suffolk this week as Arctic air sweeps across the county.

The information comes from the Met Office long range forecast which is predicting snow to fall in areas of Suffolk from the early hours of Tuesday night onward.

The first signs of snow is set to arrive in the north of the county, with the Halesworth area expected to see 0.5mm to 4mm per hour at about 2.30am, before the wind pushes it south-easterly.

The rest of Tuesday should remain free of snow until the evening, with daytime temperatures unlikely to climb above 5C.

At 6pm, the Met Office long range forecast shows a larger area of the county as being likely to experience snow.

This includes towns such as Stowmarket, Woodbridge, Framlingham, Eye and their surrounding areas.

The snowfall is expected to be between 0.5mm and 4mm per hour in and around those towns, with only the area south of Eye likely to exceed that measurement.

West Suffolk and most of east Suffolk should remain free of snow.

From 9pm on Tuesday onward, the Met Office is not predicting any more snow for the county.

As of Sunday, March 5, no weather warnings have been put in place that contain Suffolk.