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In pictures: Suffolk’s first sighting of snow this winter

PUBLISHED: 10:28 27 February 2020 | UPDATED: 11:34 27 February 2020

Clara Arrowsmith, 9 months, having her first taste of snow in Fornham St Martin near Bury St Edmunds Picture: TAZ CLARKE

Clara Arrowsmith, 9 months, having her first taste of snow in Fornham St Martin near Bury St Edmunds Picture: TAZ CLARKE

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Parts of Suffolk and Essex have woken up to a light dusting of snow for the first time in 2020.

Snow has fallen in Whepstead. Picture: LINDA BRICKELLSnow has fallen in Whepstead. Picture: LINDA BRICKELL

A yellow weather warning was issued for the east of England today, with towns and villages reporting wintry showers during the morning rush-hour.

West Suffolk saw most of the showers, with Mildenhall, Lakenheath and Bury St Edmunds waking up to blankets of snow and patches of ice.

The north west of Ipswich has also seen snowflakes drop and settle in parts - despite the wet conditions on the ground.

Stansted Airport in Essex was the first to see snow around 5am today, with the Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice still in place for the east of England.

A yellow weather warning remains in place by the Met Office  Picture: JAMES ORMEA yellow weather warning remains in place by the Met Office Picture: JAMES ORME

The snow is expected to thaw over the next hour or so - as from midday the sun will start to peek through the clouds.

Have you had snow in your area? Send your photos and videos to us.

Snow has been settling outside of Clare in west Suffolk  Picture: JAMES ORMESnow has been settling outside of Clare in west Suffolk Picture: JAMES ORME

Clara Arrowsmith, 9 months, having her first taste of snow in Fornham St Martin near Bury St Edmunds Picture: TAZ CLARKEClara Arrowsmith, 9 months, having her first taste of snow in Fornham St Martin near Bury St Edmunds Picture: TAZ CLARKE

Bury St Edmunds has seen heavy snowfall  Picture: SUE HUGHESBury St Edmunds has seen heavy snowfall Picture: SUE HUGHES

Snow that has settled around Thurston  Picture: FRENCH FOR TOTSSnow that has settled around Thurston Picture: FRENCH FOR TOTS

Snow that has settled around Thurston  Picture: FRENCH FOR TOTSSnow that has settled around Thurston Picture: FRENCH FOR TOTS

Clara Arrowsmith, 9 months, having her first taste of snow in Fornham St Martin near Bury St Edmunds Picture: TAZ CLARKEClara Arrowsmith, 9 months, having her first taste of snow in Fornham St Martin near Bury St Edmunds Picture: TAZ CLARKE

Snow that has settled around Thurston  Picture: FRENCH FOR TOTSSnow that has settled around Thurston Picture: FRENCH FOR TOTS

Bury St Edmunds has had a lot of snow this morning. Picture: ARCHANTBury St Edmunds has had a lot of snow this morning. Picture: ARCHANT

Snow fell in Woolpit in the early hours of Thursday morning. Picture: ARCHANTSnow fell in Woolpit in the early hours of Thursday morning. Picture: ARCHANT

Snow fell in Woolpit in the early hours of Thursday morning. Picture: ARCHANTSnow fell in Woolpit in the early hours of Thursday morning. Picture: ARCHANT

Meg the dog enjoying snow in Sudbury Picture: MATT BYHAMMeg the dog enjoying snow in Sudbury Picture: MATT BYHAM

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