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Snow forecast for next three days as temperatures plummet

PUBLISHED: 07:39 26 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:56 27 February 2018

File photo of the snow covered side roads in New Buckenham. Photograph Simon Parker.

File photo of the snow covered side roads in New Buckenham. Photograph Simon Parker.

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Snow is expected to fall across Norfolk this week as the region braces itself for freezing temperatures.

The so-called Beast from the East cold snap, which will bring snow showers from the east, could force temperatures to plummet to -5C tomorrow night and Wednesday morning.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow for today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

Greater Anglia has also warned its services could be affected by the predicted sub-zero temperatures and snowfall.

A reduced service will start from 8pm tonight and services will end by 10pm to allow trains to return to return to depots and stations before the forecast snow storms start.

As of 10am 235 trains due to depart today and tomorrow had be cancelled on the Great Anglia network. These included services from Norwich to London Liverpool Street, Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and Cambridge.

A limited service could then be enforced from 6am tomorrow until 10pm on Wednesday, February 28.

Under the Greater Anglia contingency plans, there will be a fewer trains from Norwich to London and Norwich to Cambridge.

There will be no services from Norwich to Sheringham, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft and Ipswich to Felixstowe and Lowestoft.

Adam Drury, forecaster for Norwich-based Weatherquest, said: “There will be bits of pieces of snow from the north east later this morning and early this afternoon. It will continue later into the evening and overnight.”

He added there had already been some snowfall across north Norfolk, including coastal areas, and the whole of Suffolk.

Mr Drury said Norfolk and Suffolk should expect snow showers throughout today, tomorrow and Wednesday.

He added between 10-15cm of snow could settle in areas east of Norwich.

Temperatures plummeted to -2C last night and could increase to 1C during today.

He warned people should expect to wake up to snow tomorrow and Wednesday morning.

So far there are no reported school closures but for updates visit www.disruptions.norfolk.gov.uk/nccclosures_schools.html and www.suffolk.gov.uk/children-families-and-learning/schools/school-closures/

For train service updates visit www.greateranglia.co.uk/travel-information/service-disruptions/

If you have any snow pictures email reporter sophie.wyllie@archant.co.uk

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