Gallery: Spring has sprung but we could still get snow

Spring sunshine warms the land at Thorpe River Green.
Photo by Simon Finlay. Spring sunshine warms the land at Thorpe River Green. Photo by Simon Finlay.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
8:54 PM

The daffodils, crocuses and snowdrops are blooming as the first few shoots of spring start to speckle the East Anglian countryside

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But while it has been a relatively mild winter with barely a flake of snow, forecasters are warning that we could still see some of the white stuff in the coming weeks.

Jim Bacon, meteorologist at UEA-based Weatherquest, said: “It’s not too late to get some snow but the later it comes the shorter lasting the cold snap will be.

“If we do get snowfall later it will tend to melt pretty quickly after it has fallen.”

Mr Bacon said that for East Anglia, statistically there was a higher chance of getting snow at Easter rather than at Christmas.

With a low front heading our way this weekend, there is a possibility that if temperatures drop enough overnight on Sunday into Monday morning, that we could see rain turn into snow, however it is still too early for forecasters to be able to say if we will get snow or not.

He added: “Some of the charts suggest there could be a period at the end of the weekend that might go this way, around Monday morning.”

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