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More heavy snow expected across Norfolk and Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 10:53 27 February 2018 | UPDATED: 15:39 27 February 2018

Charlie and Isaac Bullion playing in the snow in Beccles. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Charlie and Isaac Bullion playing in the snow in Beccles. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

NICK BUTCHER

More snow is expected to fall today and tonight across Norfolk and Suffolk after the region woke up to freezing temperatures this morning.

Three-year-old twins Evelyn, left, and Matilda Howell, make their way through the snow to nursery in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Three-year-old twins Evelyn, left, and Matilda Howell, make their way through the snow to nursery in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Children have already been taking advantage of the wintery conditions, brought in by the so-called Beast from the East, on Mousehold Heath in Norwich.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

But dozens of schools, many of which are in south Norfolk, have shut and 985 trains were cancelled today because of the adverse weather.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow for East Anglia until midnight tonight.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It has also put out a more serious amber weather warning for snow for areas of the Suffolk coast until midnight tonight.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Richard Jones, forecaster for Norwich-based Weatherquest, said the coldest spot in the region last night was in Santon Downham in Suffolk where temperatures plummeted to -8C.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

At 6am today the temperature at Tibenham Airfield in south Norfolk was -7.7C.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

There was a reported 11cm of snow on the airfield - the most in one place in the UK.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold lane.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold lane. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Mr Jones said: “That was one of the coldest nights for a long while.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

“Some places have seen quite significant snowfall, particularly in parts of east Norfolk, including Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft.”

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold lane.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold lane. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Parts of north Norfolk, including Wells, have also experienced heavy snowfall.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Mr Jones added that temperatures are expected to reach freezing point today but temperatures would feel more like -5C because of north-easterly winds.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

He said Norfolk and Suffolk should expect more snow showers, up to 4cms in places, throughout the rest of today and tonight and temperatures would again dip to -5C overnight.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold lane.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold lane. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Conditions tomorrow morning are expected to be similar to this morning but should “ease up” by tomorrow afternoon.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold lane.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold lane. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Mr Jones warned some roads and pavements could be icy.

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold lane.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold lane. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold bandstand.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold bandstand. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Sledging on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold bandstand.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. Mousehold bandstand. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. A view over the city from Britannia Road, on Mousehold Heath.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. A view over the city from Britannia Road, on Mousehold Heath. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. The view from Mousehold Avenue.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. The view from Mousehold Avenue. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. The view from Mousehold Avenue.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. The view from Mousehold Avenue. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Snow in Norwich. 
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Snow in Norwich. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. The view from Mousehold Avenue.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. The view from Mousehold Avenue. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. The view from Mousehold Avenue.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY Norwich wakes up to a covering of snow. The view from Mousehold Avenue. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Charlie Bullion (in yellow) and Isaac Bullion messing around in the snow before school in Beccles. Picture: NICK BUTCHER Charlie Bullion (in yellow) and Isaac Bullion messing around in the snow before school in Beccles. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Charlie and Isaac Bullion messing around in the snow before school in Beccles. Picture: NICK BUTCHER Charlie and Isaac Bullion messing around in the snow before school in Beccles. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Matthew Wylds from Steve's Seadish fish stall in Beccles clearing up the snow from the pavement. Picture: NICK BUTCHER Matthew Wylds from Steve's Seadish fish stall in Beccles clearing up the snow from the pavement. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Matthew Wylds from Steve's Seadish fish stall in Beccles clearing up the snow from the pavement. Picture: NICK BUTCHER Matthew Wylds from Steve's Seadish fish stall in Beccles clearing up the snow from the pavement. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Matthew Wylds from Steve's Seadish fish stall in Beccles clearing up the snow from the pavement. Picture: NICK BUTCHER Matthew Wylds from Steve's Seadish fish stall in Beccles clearing up the snow from the pavement. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Snowfall on Lowestoft Road in Worlingham. Picture: NICK BUTCHER Snowfall on Lowestoft Road in Worlingham. Picture: NICK BUTCHER

Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
Byline: Sonya Duncan
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Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
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Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
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Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
Byline: Sonya Duncan
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Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018 Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018 Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018 Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018 Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018 Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018 Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018 Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018 Snow in and around New Buckenham and Old Buckenham Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

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The arrival of snow in Cromer at the end of February. Picture: David Bale. The arrival of snow in Cromer at the end of February. Picture: David Bale.

A wintry looking St George's Park in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Liz Coates A wintry looking St George's Park in Great Yarmouth. Photo: Liz Coates

The Waterways in Great Yarmouth in the grip of The Beast from the East. Photo: Liz Coates The Waterways in Great Yarmouth in the grip of The Beast from the East. Photo: Liz Coates

Snow in Cawston Park. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP Snow in Cawston Park. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP

Snow in Cawston Park. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP Snow in Cawston Park. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP

Snow in Dereham town centre. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP Snow in Dereham town centre. Picture: DONNA-LOUISE BISHOP

Snow in Fakenham town centre. Picture: ADAM LAZZARI Snow in Fakenham town centre. Picture: ADAM LAZZARI

File photot from this week. Snow on the A140 at Newton Flotman. Picture: TONY WENHAM File photot from this week. Snow on the A140 at Newton Flotman. Picture: TONY WENHAM

Sheringham Primary School pupils making a snowman on the playing field at break time. Photo: KAREN BETHELL Sheringham Primary School pupils making a snowman on the playing field at break time. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Primary Year 4 pupil Naomi having fun in the snow at break time. Photo: KAREN BETHELL Sheringham Primary Year 4 pupil Naomi having fun in the snow at break time. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Year 5 Sheringham Primary pupils Nelson and Alfie get set for a snowball battle. Photo: KAREN BETHELL Year 5 Sheringham Primary pupils Nelson and Alfie get set for a snowball battle. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Primary Year 5 pupils Nelson and Alfie having fun in the snow at break time. Photo: KAREN BETHELL Sheringham Primary Year 5 pupils Nelson and Alfie having fun in the snow at break time. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Sheringham Primary pals Thomas and Cameron with their giant snowball. Photo: KAREN BETHELL Sheringham Primary pals Thomas and Cameron with their giant snowball. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Snowball fun at Sheringham Primary School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL Snowball fun at Sheringham Primary School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Pals Holly and Maisie having fun in the snow at Sheringham Primary School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL Pals Holly and Maisie having fun in the snow at Sheringham Primary School. Photo: KAREN BETHELL

Traffic in the snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Traffic in the snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Traffic in the snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Traffic in the snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Generic view of traffic in the snow. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Generic view of traffic in the snow. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A family make their way through the snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY A family make their way through the snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY The snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Traffic in the snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Traffic in the snow in Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Traffic on the snowy A11 at Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Traffic on the snowy A11 at Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Traffic on the snowy A11 at Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Traffic on the snowy A11 at Attleborough as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Snow in Norwich as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Snow in Norwich as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich Castle in the snow as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Norwich Castle in the snow as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Snow in Norwich as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Snow in Norwich as the 'beast from the east' hits Norfolk. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Scott Kimber enjoying the snow at Castle Rising. Picture: Ian Burt Scott Kimber enjoying the snow at Castle Rising. Picture: Ian Burt

Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Pupils were out in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Pupils were out in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Emelia Dent (6) making a snowball at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Emelia Dent (6) making a snowball at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Farrah Doherty (5) and (R) Elsie-May Collison (6) running in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Farrah Doherty (5) and (R) Elsie-May Collison (6) running in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Farrah Doherty (5) and (R) Elsie-May Collison (6) running in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Farrah Doherty (5) and (R) Elsie-May Collison (6) running in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Farrah Doherty (5) and (R) Elsie-May Collison (6) running in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Farrah Doherty (5) and (R) Elsie-May Collison (6) running in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt Birthday girl Elsie-May Collison (6) having fun in the snow at South Wootton Infant School. Picture: Ian Burt

South Wootton is a winter wonderland after heavy snowfall last night. Picture: Ian Burt South Wootton is a winter wonderland after heavy snowfall last night. Picture: Ian Burt

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