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Snow falls in parts of Norfolk

PUBLISHED: 08:43 06 February 2018 | UPDATED: 13:39 06 February 2018

Snow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITH

Snow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITH

ROBERT SMITH

Snow has fallen in parts of Norfolk this morning.

Snow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITHSnow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITH

There has been snow in areas including Sheringham, Gresham, near Cromer, Wells, Swaffham, Necton, Cromer and Aylsham.

Snow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITHSnow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITH

A Met Office yellow weather warning for snow and ice is in place for large parts of eastern England from 3pm today until 9.30am on tomorrow.

Snow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITHSnow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITH

There are also warnings for drivers to take care on roads across the region, especially rural untreated routes.

Snow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITHSnow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITH

The Met Office chief forecaster’s assessment in the warning states: “A band of sleet and snow will turn more showery overnight but with some heavier bursts possible, especially over East Anglia.

Snow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITHSnow in Wells. Picture: ROBERT SMITH

“One to four centimetres of snow is possible in places, though rain and sleet may occur along coasts. Ice may be the more widespread hazard.”

A hungry blackbird in the snow (Image: @NorfolkBea)A hungry blackbird in the snow (Image: @NorfolkBea)

There is also expected to be some delays to travel and due to some untreated surfaces, there could be an increased risk of accidents or injuries.

https://twitter.com/weatherquest_uk/status/960777095961030656

Norwich-based Weatherquest forecaster Richard Jones said today would get off to a frosty start with a risk of ice across the county.

A light dusting of snow in Swaffham (Image: @SaxonAg)A light dusting of snow in Swaffham (Image: @SaxonAg)

“Showers are more likely along the north Norfolk coast on Tuesday while inland areas are likely to remain largely dry.

Snowfall in Sheringham. Picture: JO JOHNSSnowfall in Sheringham. Picture: JO JOHNS

“It will remain cold with highs expected to only reach 3C to 4C.”

Snowfall in Sheringham. Picture: JO JOHNSSnowfall in Sheringham. Picture: JO JOHNS

His colleague Dan Holley tweeted that slow-moving snow showers in north Norfolk this morning could see snow from Burnham Market east to Bacton - and up to six miles inland.

Snowfall in Sheringham. Picture: JO JOHNSSnowfall in Sheringham. Picture: JO JOHNS

He said there could be between 4cm to 7cm of snow, but many areas would get no snow at all.

Snow in Swaffham (Image: Sandra Goncalves)Snow in Swaffham (Image: Sandra Goncalves)

The cold weather is set to remain into tomorrow with another frosty start thanks to lows of around -2C to -3C.

Snow in Holt (Image: Josie Read)Snow in Holt (Image: Josie Read)

“Wintry showers are possible on Wednesday with dustings of snow across Norfolk,” said Mr Jones.

Snowfall in Sheringham. Picture: JO JOHNSSnowfall in Sheringham. Picture: JO JOHNS

“It will become largely drier through the day with sunny spells, but highs will still only reach around 4C or 5C.”

Snow in the village of Gresham in north Norfolk. Picture: MARCUS BAGLEYSnow in the village of Gresham in north Norfolk. Picture: MARCUS BAGLEY

Thursday will remain cold in the morning but a front will move in from the west during the day bringing the possibility of rain or sleet. Lows are forecast to be -2C or -3C with the highs expected to reach 5C or 6C.

Light snowfall in Necton. Picture: KEVIN MILLERLight snowfall in Necton. Picture: KEVIN MILLER

“Friday may not be as cold as the front lingers across the region and there will be a risk of rain and sleet in places,” said Mr Jones.

Snow in a Cromer garden. Picture: JACKIE RIVETTSnow in a Cromer garden. Picture: JACKIE RIVETT

“It’s looking like the weekend will be a bit milder with temperatures back to 6C to 7C which is average for this time of the year.”

Snow in Bradwell. Picture: J HUDSONSnow in Bradwell. Picture: J HUDSON

Do you have any pictures of snow? Email sophie.wyllie@archant.co.uk

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