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Chance of more snow in Norfolk before temperatures drop to -5C

PUBLISHED: 13:58 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:08 08 February 2018

Morning snowfall on New Buckenham Common.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018

Morning snowfall on New Buckenham Common. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

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Parts of Norfolk could see further wintry showers today before temperatures plummet overnight.

A covering of snow over Norwich. Pictured from Britannia Road at Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYA covering of snow over Norwich. Pictured from Britannia Road at Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The region woke up to covering of snow this morning with some places seeing 10cm of the white stuff.

And now forecasters have warned of freezing temperatures tonight before milder conditions by the end of the week.

Morning snowfall in Old Buckenham 
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018Morning snowfall in Old Buckenham Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

MORE: Drivers warned of delays after snow falls across Norfolk

Some parts of the county were hit with several centimetres of snow this morning, with the area between Fakenham and Norwich seeing between 5cm and 10cm.

There were also reports of coverings in the west of the county and around Attleborough but coastal areas only saw a slight dusting.

A covering of snow over Norwich. Pictured from Britannia Road at Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYA covering of snow over Norwich. Pictured from Britannia Road at Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

And in Suffolk many areas had 1cm to 2cm of snow.

Adam Dury, of Norwich-based Weatherquest, said some places will see more wintry showers before clearer skies move in tonight.

A covering of snow over Norwich. Pictured from Britannia Road at Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLYA covering of snow over Norwich. Pictured from Britannia Road at Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

“There will be more wintry showers into the afternoon before clearer conditions move in,” he said. “This will lead to a very cold night with temperatures widely dropping to -3C and some places may even see -5C.

“Temperatures will start to rise by 6am tomorrow morning and there is a chance of spits and spots of rain. Conditions will then turn milder.”

He also ruled out the chance of further snow fall later in the week.

Police had warned motorists to “slow down and drive to the conditions” this morning after reports of crashes and there were long delays on many roads including the A47 and A11.

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