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Icy weather set to continue after lows of -4C this weekend

PUBLISHED: 17:52 19 January 2020

A cyclist braves the cold weather and leaves a track in the snow in Holywells Park. Photo taken in 2018. Picture: EMILY TOWNSEND

A cyclist braves the cold weather and leaves a track in the snow in Holywells Park. Photo taken in 2018. Picture: EMILY TOWNSEND

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The coldsnap that has gripped Suffolk and north Essex this weekend is to continue over coming days, forecasters have warned.

Temperatures plummeted this weekend, with some places in the region reaching as low as -4C overnight.

But the overnight frosts are unlikely from the middle of next week as it is set to be milder.

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Fred Best, a forecaster with Weatherquest, said dry conditions meant snow was "not really at all likely".

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He said: "There could be more in the way of mist and fog overnight on Sunday and into Monday morning, and similarly Monday night into Tuesday morning.

"In terms of rain and snow, it will be dry during that period and dry from Wednesday onwards."

For the first part of the week daytime temperatures are likely to be 5-7C, rising to 7-8C as the week goes on, and overnight Tuesday is likely to see the last widespread frost.

Currently no Met Office weather warnings are in place in the eastern region, but there is a yellow warning for fog in the Birmingham and Manchester areas.

Earlier in the week Public Health England (PHE) urged people to prepare for cold weather conditions and look out for those most at-risk.


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