Bitterly cold Sunday – but little fresh snow for East Anglia to worry about

We could be in for another bout of snow on bank holiday Monday. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

We could be in for another bout of snow on bank holiday Monday. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

There was little additional snow overnight in most of the region – but East Anglia was set to remain bitterly cold for most of Sunday.

The snow didn't stop this goldfinch finding some food . Picture: JANICE POULSON

The snow didn't stop this goldfinch finding some food . Picture: JANICE POULSON - Credit: Janice Poulson

Snow flurries on Saturday evening prompted fears that there could be thicker snow on the ground by Sunday morning, but in the end these fears proved groundless.

However there was a heavy frost – and untreated roads were very icy, creating a problem for unwary motorists.

But Suffolk police said most people seemed to have heeded the warnings and there were few road problems overnight.

There was an accident on the A1214 London Road in Ipswich where a car left the road and ended up on its roof in the early hours – however police said there were no injuries and the wreckage was cleared before it could pose a hazard to traffic.


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Richard Jones from Norwich-based forecasters Weatherquest said the maximum snowfall they had heard about overnight was in the Braintree area of Essex.

He said: “They had nearly 3cm which is about an inch, but over most of the region the snowfall has been fairly light. The snow that fell last night moved off to the west – and now it’s clearing the Oxfordshire area.”

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Sunday is due to remain bitterly cold: “We’re looking at a maximum of about 1C, but with the wind chilly its going to feel a lot colder during much of the day. But it isn’t going to last.”

Mr Jones said there was not expected to be more than a light flurry of snow on Sunday, and after a cold start on Monday morning the temperature would rise a couple of degrees every day this week.

He said: “We’re expect it to get to 4C-5C on Monday and then to go up steadily so it should be in double figures at the end of the week.

“That’s still not warm, the average for mid-March is 12C, but it will feel a lot milder than it does this weekend!”

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