Weather: Cold snap set to continue

March madness - Enjoying the Sunday morning snow at Grove Park in Bury St Edmunds

March madness - Enjoying the Sunday morning snow at Grove Park in Bury St Edmunds - Credit: Archant

BITINGLY cold temperatures are here to stay for at least the coming week, say weather experts.

Our region escaped the worst of the UK’s snowfall this weekend but reports range from one to three inches across Suffolk.

According to forecasters the snow will ease, but temperatures are likely to remain unseasonably chilly for the time of year - falling to about -2 or -3C tonight.

Dan Holley, meteorologist at Weatherquest, said: “The cold weather is here for the coming week.

“Places like Cumbria have seen significant drifts, with cars being buried underneath the snow. “Thankfully, its intensity eased when it reached this part of the world. It has been mainly light but persistent in nature and will peter out going into this afternoon.

“It is going to turn very cold but winds will continue to keep temperatures warmer than they could be.”

Recent snowfall was caused by an Atlantic front from the south west meeting cold easterly winds.

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Tomorrow is expected to be dry and sunny but still very cold. The entire week will be dominated by easterly winds, with one or two light coastal snow showers predicted for Wednesday and Thursday.

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