Suffolk and North East Essex wakes up to dusting of frost

Frosty scene

Frosty scene - Credit: North News & Pictures Ltd

Much of Suffolk and North East Essex was waking up to a dusting of early morning frost as winter started to take its grip ahead of the predicted snow tomorrow.

Many drivers were having to scrape their windscreens before setting off with the temperatures due to rise to 2 degrees during the day.

Gritters were out spreading the roads and forecasters said it will stay very cold throughout today with some inland places only just rising above freezing.

It will be sunny and largely dry for most with light or moderate winds inland, but brisk winds near coasts.

Tonight it will turn dry and clear and at first with a widespread frost.

Increased cloud will bring snow before dawn, but with rain near coasts in freshening south-easterly winds.

Further afield a spell of heavy snow is possible over some central parts of the UK during Sunday.

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This could lead to road, rail and air travel delays, with the potential for vehicles to become stranded or public transport to be cancelled.

Rural communities with limited access routes could become cut off.

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