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Temperatures plunge as parts of East Anglia experience coldest night in 4 years

PUBLISHED: 14:52 22 January 2017 | UPDATED: 08:13 23 January 2017

An early morning walk on a frosty day. Photo: db/citizenside.com

An early morning walk on a frosty day. Photo: db/citizenside.com

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Across the region on Saturday Evening temperatures plummeted below zero to give way to what forecasters say was the coldest night in four years.

Subzero conditions swept the region last night, with temperatures in Marham, west Norfolk dropping to -6.3C, according to Dan Holley, a Meteorologist from Weatherquest in Norwich.

The last time temperatures had been that low in the area was back in January 2015.

Similar frosty figures were also reported at Tibenham and Cromer, where temperatures fell to -5.0C and -2.3C respectively, making it the coldest night for Cromer in almost four years.

The lowest temperature recorded across the whole of East Anglia on Saturday was in Writtle, Essex where lows of -8.0C were experienced.

Weatherquest’s forecast for Norfolk this evening predicts that it will continue to be dry and cold, with minimum temperatures being expected to reach -4.0C. A Yellow Weather warning for fog has also been issued by The Met Office for the East of England.Mr Holley, said: “I suspect almost every night this coming week will offer the risk of frost, perhaps not quite as low as last night, it will depend on how much cloud or breeze there is on each given night - if there’s more breeze and/or cloud then the severity of the frost is less.

“We may also have some issues with stubborn freezing fog patches the next couple of mornings which may be slow to clear in some parts of the county, keeping temperatures lower by day on a local scale and adding to the risk of icy patches on untreated surfaces.”

• Send your frost photos to us at NorfolkImageCurators@archant.co.uk

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