Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Parts of Norfolk are getting another sprinkling of snow tonight which is expected to go on through the night until tomorrow morning when it will turn to rain.
The latest snowfall comes just a week since the last dusting, in Norwich and south Norfolk, but was a far cry from the cold snap in January which brought widespread disruption to schools, roads and airports.
It was after 8pm when flakes of snow started to fall in Norwich persistently enough to give a wintery coat to parked cars but not enough to lay or cause too many problems.
Chris Bell, a forecaster from Weatherquest, based at the University of East Anglia (UEA) said: “We’ve got a front coming in from the Atlantic right now and a chance we could see a few flurries on and off for the next few hours.”
But Mr Bell said the snow, which has fallen across much of the county this evening, would turn to sleet or rain by the early hours of the morning with between 5mm and 7mm expected to fall between the early hours and noon tomorrow.
He said: “It’s not a great amount but certainly enough to wash away whatever remains of snow we get this evening.
“The good news is after the rain it actually looks pretty dry for a while after that which is good news for farmers around the county.”
Temperatures are also on their way back up with the highs of just 1C or 2C and bitterly cold winds felt today being replaced by 5C to 7C or 8C in the coming days.
The Met Office warned people living in the East of England to expect sleet or snow this evening which would turn to rain, although there would still be a risk of ice for a time in places.
Tomorrow heavy rain is expected early on in the region but brightening up to leave bright or sunny spells and just the odd shower by afternoon.