Cold weather set to bite tonight

FREEZING fog and patches of mist are set to bring more treacherous conditions on the roads in Suffolk and Essex tonight as the big chill continues to grip the region.

FREEZING fog and patches of mist are set to bring more treacherous conditions on the roads in Suffolk and Essex tonight as the big chill continues to grip the region.

Visibility on the roads will fall below 100 metres as fog and mist descends tonight, with temperatures plummeting to -3C, forecasters have warned.

Drivers are being urged to take extra care on untreated back roads as the big freeze sets in once again, but conditions are set to finally improve over the weekend.

Phil Garner, a forecaster at Weatherquest, said: “We are not looking at anymore snow. We should hold onto the sunshine throughout the rest of the day and it will be a dry and bright end to the day.


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“It is going to be cold and clear with a widespread frost tonight and we will have mist and patches of freezing fog develop.

“It is hard to say where but icy patches are possible and certainly on the back roads.

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“There will be perhaps a slightly higher risk of fog for north Essex.

“Visibility will be quite low, below 100 metres in places. The fog will develop from after midnight.”

Temperatures of -3C are widely expected across Suffolk and Essex tonight, but the weekend is set to see an end to the current cold snap, with a milder front pushing its way up from the south west.

“Saturday will be dry to start with, any fog will take a while to clear but we should see sunny spells developing.

“Patches of rain will turn up Saturday night into Sunday morning and Sunday will start off cloudy and it will be-come brighter, with some sunny spells in the afternoon.

“Temperatures will reach 7C - more common for this time of year - on Sunday.”

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