Norfolk set to shiver, but region likely to be spared downpours which will hit rest of country

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Norfolk is set to shiver towards the end of next week, forecasters have warned, but the region is set to be spared the worst of downpours sweeping the country on Monday.

Up to a fifth of a month's rain is set to hit parts of Britain on Monday, according to the Met Office, but, while Norfolk is likely to be wet, it will not get the worst of the weather.

The Met Office said Monday could see up to 20mm of rain and gusts of around 50mph, particularly in the west, or up to 60mph in Scotland, thanks to weather moving in from the Atlantic.

The west, Wales and the north west through to the south west are among the areas that will see wet weather.

Chris Bell, from University of East Anglia-based Weatherquest, said Norfolk will see some rain, but chillier weather ahead was likely to have more of an impact.

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He said: 'There is going to be a round of rain that comes through. For our region, it will probably be after dark on Monday continuing into Tuesday morning.

'The rainfall predictions look to be about five to 10mm, while a month's rainfall at this time of year is about 40 to 45mm, so it's not likely to be anything particularly special. 'The bigger weather story is that it's going to turn very cold again at the end of the week, on Thursday and Friday.

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'It looks like we'll get hard frosts overnight and daytime temperatures will struggle to get above freezing. I wouldn't say snow is out of the question.'

And tonight will see Norfolk County Council's gritters sent out.

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