LIVE: Storm Darcy hits Suffolk - heavy snow falling, people urged not to travel

Storm Darcy, AKA the Beast from the East 2, has arrived in Suffolk

Storm Darcy, AKA the Beast from the East 2, has arrived in Suffolk - Credit: Rebecca Bailey

Storm Darcy is now sweeping across Suffolk, with up to 20cm of snow expected in some areas by the end of the day.

Though most people did not wake up to a white blanket as expected, the 'Beast from the East' has now led to a blanket of snow in many parts of Suffolk and north Essex - but the heaviest snow may not arrive until Sunday afternoon.

Sledging in the Spa Gardens on Felixstowe seafront this morning 

Sledging in the Spa Gardens on Felixstowe seafront this morning - Credit: RICHARD CORNWELL

Suffolk police have urged people to only travel if absolutely necessary.

An update on where snow is expected to fall this weekend

An update on where snow is expected to fall this weekend - Credit: Dan Holley

The storm, dubbed the 'Beast from the East 2' is expected to bring the heaviest snow to the east of the region over today and tomorrow.

Seafront gardens at Felixstowe in the snow today

Seafront gardens at Felixstowe in the snow today - Credit: RICHARD CORNWELL

Chris Bell, Weatherquest meteorologist, said: "We are still expecting to see snow blow in from the east into the last morning and afternoon.

"We are still expecting to see significant amounts through the region, with some flurries now, but later into the afternoon is when people with see the heavier stuff.

Children in Felixstowe have woken up to the heaviest snow showers

Children in Felixstowe have woken up to the heaviest snow showers - Credit: Alexandra Andu-Kosztyu

"There should be showers through today and then into Monday too. The temperatures are cold enough for it to lay now."

A dog walker takes her dog for a stroll in the snow outside the White Horse pub, Church Road, Old Felixstowe

A dog walker takes her dog for a stroll in the snow outside the White Horse pub, Church Road, Old Felixstowe - Credit: RICHARD CORNWELL

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