By MARK BOGGIS
Sunday, January 20, 2013
AFTER avoiding further snow in Waveney overnight, Suffolk is gearing up for flurries of heavy snow this afternoon (Sunday).
The Met Office has suggested that about 4in of snow could fall on some parts of Suffolk with the yellow weather warning to “be aware” of ice and the conditions remaining in place today and tomorrow (Monday).
Forecasters had expected the worst of the weather to hit on Friday night, but the region escaped with only a light dusting.
But the Met Office has warned of heavier snow to fall in places across Suffolk today, with temperatures set to dip to a maximum of -2C in places during the day and the worst of the snow expected to hit at about 6pm.
With wind speeds predicted to hit highs of about 26mph this afternoon and early evening in Lowestoft, the forecasters also suggest there will be “very poor visability” later today.
Suffolk County Council’s gritting teams said they have a “robust plan” in place to deal with the cold snap and confirmed that more salt has been ordered.
Greater Anglia trains have said they will run its planned service over the weekend and are not currently reporting any weather-related delays.
A spokesman for Suffolk police urged people to take care while travelling on the county’s roads but add there have been “no major problems.”
Some enthusiastic youngsters have been making the most of the conditions however, with an igloo created in Frostenden, near Southwold.
“This amazing igloo was built by my son Sam Barrett and his friends Zach Lay and Luke Percival last night,” Cath Pickles said. “It’s become a bit of a
tradition over the past few years. This year, it’s big enough to stand up in!” as this picture supplied by Steven Boyce shows.