Weather: Freezing fog expected to sweep across county as police warn of hazardous conditions on the roads

TEMPERATURES are not expected to get above a chilly 1C today as freezing fog sweeps in to the east.

The county awoke yesterday to a harsh frost with overnight temperatures plummeting to as low as -3C recorded at Wattisham.

A spokesman for Suffolk police urged motorists to take care on the roads, blighted by ice patches despite extensive gritting overnight.

He said: “There is still a lot of ice on the roads, so drivers must take care.

“Extend your journey times, keep your distance from other vehicles and just be cautious.”

Phil Garner, of Norwich-based Weatherquest, said freezing fog will keep the mercury low today.

He added: “Temperatures will struggle to get much higher than 1C and where the fog doesn’t lift it could stay below freezing all day.”

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Mr Garner said a change in weather conditions is expected tomorrow with the arrival of a mild front.

“As the week goes on rain will push into the west and by the weekend it will be wet and windy with temperatures of 8C but still feeling cool,” he added.

Looking ahead to Christmas Mr Garner said: “It is staying quite mild to the up until December 21.

“There’s no sign of any snow or colder weather but that could change.”

Yesterday’s freezing temperatures and icy conditions caused problems on the roads with Suffolk police being called to several incidents where cars left the road.

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