More sleet and snow arrives as temperatures expected to plunge in East Anglia tonight

Snow falls in Boxted. Picture: Will Lodge

Snow falls in Boxted. Picture: Will Lodge - Credit: Archant

More sleet and snow has begun in Suffolk this afternoon ahead of a temperature plummet forecasted for tonight.

Teddy Baker, aged three from Colchester, built his first snowman. Picture: RICHARD STRAMA

Teddy Baker, aged three from Colchester, built his first snowman. Picture: RICHARD STRAMA - Credit: Archant

Experts say a band of rain coming from the south may bring further snow and sleet from midday, with snow and sleet showers having been reported in Ipswich.

Motorists on the A140 around Stonham have reported settling snow on the road.

According to Weatherquest forecaster Phil Garner, icy patches will remain making roads potentially treacherous for drivers.

He said: “It will be a dry start to the day.

Snow falling on the Christmas tree on Ipswich Cornhill. Picture BRAD JONES

Snow falling on the Christmas tree on Ipswich Cornhill. Picture BRAD JONES - Credit: Archant


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“But there will be another band of rain coming from the south with maybe some sleet or snow through the middle of the day.”

An update at 1.30pm from Weatherquest forecaster Adam Dury said that it was expected to get drier at around 6pm this evening, but winds turning north will make for showers and ice into the morning.

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Temperatures for tomorrow morning are expected to be around -2 or -3C.

The Met Office issued a further yellow weather warning for ice for this morning saying it could become treacherous on the region’s roads and pavements.

A spokesman added: “Some injuries are possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces and there will probably be some icy patches on untreated roads and cycle paths.”

Last night, Kesgrave High School in Suffolk announced it would be closed today after the school suffered a ‘major power failure’ that could not be fixed before the school was due to open its doors.

Hillside Special School in Sudbury has confirmed it will be closed today from 1.30pm.

Search for your child’s school using our list of school closures for Suffolk and north Essex, which will be updated throughout the morning.

Parents are also advised to check with their children’s school to see if they will be closed due to the bad weather today.

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