Temperatures drop as low as -3.9C as Suffolk and Essex experience coldest night of this winter

Temperatures dipped below freezing over night. Pictured is Winter Greenfinch, from the Royal Photogr

Temperatures dipped below freezing over night. Pictured is Winter Greenfinch, from the Royal Photographic Society nature group exhbition. Picture: GIANPIERO FERRARI FRPS - Credit: Gianpiero Ferrari FRPS

Suffolk and Essex have experienced their coldest temperatures of this winter, forecasters have reported.

Dan Holley, a forecaster at Weaterquest, said overnight temperatures had dipped as low as -3.9C in Santon Downham, near Thetford.

Weather stations in Writtle, Wattisham and Cavendish also recorded the coldest overnight temperatures of this winter.

At around 6.30am, Mr Holley tweeted: “Coldest night of the season so far, with Santon Downham already down to -3.9C, and could go a touch lower in the next hour or so.”

The forecast for the rest of today is for a frosty start but staying dry with long sunny spells.


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It is expected to turn hazy at times this afternoon as high cloud spills southwards.

Maximum temperatures are expected to be 7-9C.

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