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Snowfall is unlikely to cause disruption in Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 06:00 11 February 2013

Fresh snow on a farmhouse near Carrshields in Northumberland - but most of Norfolk is predicted to miss the snow. Picture: PA Photo Owen Humphreys

Fresh snow on a farmhouse near Carrshields in Northumberland - but most of Norfolk is predicted to miss the snow. Picture: PA Photo Owen Humphreys

Heavy snow was falling in parts of East Anglia last night but Norwich looked set to miss the brunt of it.

While some of the UK was getting a covering of snow, Dan Holley, a forecaster at UEA-based Weatherquest in Norwich, said last night there was unlikely to be much snow overnight in Norwich and Norfolk. The south and south west of the county, including Thetford and Diss, had the chance of a light covering of snow which was unlikely to cause any disruption, he said.

Across the border in Suffolk, there were predictions of up to two to three centimetres of snow overnight in areas including Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds. By about 9pm there was reports of heavy snow in Felixstowe on the Suffolk coast.

Mr Holley said today was going to be cloudy and cold with a north east wind off the North Sea and temperatures of two to three degrees Celsius, and the chance of an odd light snow flurry. Tuesday is expected to be rather cloudy with the odd snow flurry in coastal areas and temperatures of three to four degrees Celsius by the afternoon.

He said another front was coming in from the Atlantic on Wednesday, bringing the possibility of some snow, but that by Friday and into next weekend the weather was likely to be milder, but cloudy.

Elsewhere in the country, after snow during the day yesterday in Scotland and north-west England, snow also began falling in parts of southern England – including the south Midlands and Surrey – last night, prompting fears of ice and disruption in the Monday morning rush hour. Last night there was expected to be a covering of up to six cms (2.4ins) in some areas, but the snowfall was expected to stop by this morning.

Thousands of passengers were left stranded in America after flights to Britain were grounded when a massive snowstorm hit the US east coast. Heathrow Airport said 10 inbound flights – all from New York and Boston – were cancelled yesterday, as was one outbound flight, to Washington.

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