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Snow ‘likely’ and sharp frosts forecast for Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 15:39 07 December 2012

A covering of snow in the sunshine at Burlingham Green on Sunday, December 2, 2012. Picture: Denise Bradley

A covering of snow in the sunshine at Burlingham Green on Sunday, December 2, 2012. Picture: Denise Bradley

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Forecasters have warned snow showers are “likely” over Norfolk next week, with a sharp frost to follow.

Weatherquest, based at the University of East Anglia, says the east coast is in pole position at this time of the year for snow.

Jim Bacon, of Weatherquest, said there were heavy showers in the North Sea area, but the amount of snowfall was dependent on the air temperature as they move towards the east coast.

If the temperature is too warm, then snow levels will be low over Norfolk, he said.

Mr Bacon said there could be a slight frost tomorrow evening, before a milder Sunday during the daytime, which will turn cold in the evening. He said snow was likely in the early part of the week, while temperatures in the second half of the week were expected to drop.

Mr Bacon said: “It looks like it’ll be the most wintry week we have had this winter and will have from now until Christmas.

“There will be snow showers around the coast and there could be enough snow to settle and be a problem if it moves inland. Temperatures for East Anglia are likely to be minus 6C or minus 7C. Usually that’s a pretty sharp frost.”

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