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Warning snow could cause rush hour delays in parts of Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 17:02 25 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:40 26 February 2018

File photo of snow causing problems in Norwich. Picture Archant.

File photo of snow causing problems in Norwich. Picture Archant.

People are being warned of delays to travel on Monday morning due to overnight snow.

The Met office has issued another yellow weather warning for snow from 4am on Monday until 10.30am.

The warning states: “Snow showers overnight will lead to longer journey times on some roads and railways.

“At this stage snow showers will be mostly light but may produce 1 to 2 cm in places in time for the Monday morning rush hour.”

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Another yellow weather warning is then in place from 2pm on Monday until 11.55pm on Wednesday as the ‘Beast from the East’ brings freezing conditions from Siberia.

Met Office meteorologist Charlie Powell said the conditions will not be “record-breaking” but will be “pretty exceptional”.

“Winds are going to make it feel minus 10C (14F) to minus 15C (5F) during the day,” he said. “We will see the first signs of that tonight in the shape of snow showers working all the way down the east coast.

“That continues into Monday, with snow showers moving across the country during the day before reaching Wales.

“Winds are then going to strengthen and we could see some easterly gales through the eastern Channel and east Anglia by the middle of the week.

“That’s going to make it feel really cold, daytime temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday will be struggling to get above freezing for most of the country.”

He said that as the snow will be unusually dry the country could see some blizzard conditions as “it will blow around and gather in drifts”.

An amber cold weather alert states there is “99pc probability of severe cold weather, icy conditions and heavy snow” in East Anglia over the next few days.

Amid the warnings the East of England Ambulance Service Trust tweeted: “Please keep a close eye on the forecast and heed the advice of @metoffice. Be prepared for the weather and the potential disruption that it could cause.”

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