Yellow weather warning for heavy snow issued for Bank Holiday Monday

Snow could return for Easter. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Snow could return for Easter. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

We may not have seen the last of the Beast from the East, as forecasters warn heavy snow could be destined for Suffolk on Monday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy snow over parts of the region on bank holiday Monday.

Forecasters predict that as a weather system moves in from the south and comes up against cold air over the UK, rain could turn to heavy snow – with several centimetres possible.

The Met Office says that there is a small chance of travel delays on roads with some stranded vehicles and passengers. There may also be disruption to rail and air services.

However local weather forecasters say the region is unlikely to be blown away by the Beast from the East for a third time.

Dudley enjoying the fresh snow in Chantry Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Dudley enjoying the fresh snow in Chantry Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant


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Phil Garner, from Weatherquest, said that despite early indications, East Anglia is unlikely to see any snow next week.

Originally, the region were expected to be battered by strong northerly winds – which could have brought with it a third round of snow.

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However as wind patterns have changed, the majority of the cold air is now expected to blow in from the east.

While this will still see temperatures drop, Mr Garner said it shouldn’t be accompanied by any of the white stuff.

However, he added that it was likely to be a chilly Easter weekend for many across the region, with cool winds sweeping in from the east.

Below-average temperatures with some frost and spatterings of rain will make way for a more settled Easter Sunday.

Temperatures could drop as low as two degrees, as the region once again slips into wintry conditions.

The cool temperatures come after the Beast from the East saw snow batter Suffolk and Essex for almost a week at the start of March – and despite Britain entering meteorological spring.

Sheep near Waldringfield in the recent snowy weather. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Sheep near Waldringfield in the recent snowy weather. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Mr Garner said: “It will be a cool bank holiday weekend, with some rain at times. Generally things are looking a bit quieter for Sunday. Many places will get away with it lightly.”

The RAC has also warned that bad weather may cause problems for drivers as they hit the road to get away over Easter.

According to research by RAC Traffic Watch, around 18.76million leisure journeys are expected to take place over the course of the bank holiday weekend.

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