Snow is not over yet for county

SUFFOLK has not seen the last of the snow this winter, with more predicted in the next few weeks.

SUFFOLK has not seen the last of the snow this winter, with more predicted in the next few weeks.

Overnight a flurry of snow settled but by this morning, it had mostly thawed, leaving ice on the road, which caused treacherous driving conditions for motorists in several areas.

Gritters were out on the roads overnight to minimise the danger to road users as six hours of intermittent snow showers left some parts of the county with 4cm of snow.

The Met Office put out a severe weather warning in parts of Scotland and the North East of England today. This follows terrible weather conditions across Britain over the last few weeks with strong winds, snow storms and heavy rain.


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This year has already seen some of Suffolk's worst weather conditions, with temperatures at a chilly -6C(21F) and snow, causing schools to shut and affecting transport links.

Although weather experts today claimed that the county's 22-day cold spell could finally be at an end for now as temperatures become milder, it may not be the last of the bad weather this season.

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Temperatures are expected to reach 6C(43F) over the next few days and rain is also due to hold off for the weekend.

However forecasters say that more snow could be in store within the next fortnight as temperatures plunge again.

The Evening Star's weather expert Ken Blowers said: “The snow overnight was not forecast. It was expected to be sleet or rain.

“During the next week the temperatures will be come up to the average or above average for this time of year to 7C (45F). The risk of after dark frost will be over. The cold spell could be over after 22 days. Most of next week will be dry and cloudy at times.”

This week heavy rain replaced the snow which caused problems across many parts of the UK, including Suffolk and Essex, prompting the Environment Agency to issue about 300 flood alerts across the UK.

What do you think of the changing weather conditions? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.

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