Storms and snow are coming our way

Winds gusting up to 70mph could lash parts of East Anglia tomorrow, as forecasters warn us to brace ourselves for severe storms.The Norfolk coast was expected to be the worst-hit part of the region as experts predicted the mild, windy weather would be followed by a cold snap after the weekend, which could bring the first snow of the winter.

Winds gusting up to 70mph could lash parts of East Anglia tomorrow, as forecasters warn us to brace ourselves for severe storms.

The Norfolk coast was expected to be the worst-hit part of the region as experts predicted the mild, windy weather would be followed by a cold snap after the weekend, which could bring the first snow of the winter.

John Law, from Norwich-based Weatherquest, said: “It's a very similar system to last Thursday, bringing very strong winds with gusts of 50 to 60mph, with as much as 70mph along the Norfolk coast. The winds should ease through Thursday night and Friday will be a more settled day.”

Temperatures are expected to fall over the weekend, as the arrival of a different weather system brings much colder air and a risk of heavy frosts and snow.

Mr Law said: “We could see one or two snow showers in the week, perhaps Sunday night into Monday.”

Today the Met Office said the the weather would become much colder “bringing the first potentially-disruptive snowfall of the winter” to some areas.

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“Snow will become the main focus of concern, with a risk of disruption over eastern and northern parts of the UK early next week,” its long-range forecast said.

“In stark contrast to the recent mild weather, temperatures will plummet, with widespread frosts.”