Met Office warns of sleet and possibly snow in East Anglia tonight

Norfolk could see a snowy March.

Norfolk could see a snowy March. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2005

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as sleet and possibly snow is expected to sweep across East Anglia in the next 24 hours.

The weather warning is in force from 8pm on Wednesday until 10am on Thursday for large parts of the country, including Norfolk.

The Met Office predicts that rain is likely to turn to sleet and snow in places during Wednesday night across parts of central and eastern England, before gradually easing and clearing away southeastwards on Thursday morning.

Phil Garner, of Weatherquest in Norwich, said that it looks like Norfolk will see mostly rain but there is a chance snow will fall.

'The county is set to see rain which could turn to sleet and snow but as the weather front is clearing during the day this looks unlikely at the moment,' he said. 'But if the rain front slows down and gets heavier we could see some snow across Norfolk.'

For places that do see snow, the Met Office predicts that up five centimetres could fall in just three hours.

There is the possibility of disruption to travel and the Met Office is warning people to keep up to date with forecasts and warnings as the situation may change.

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