Snow could hit Norfolk on Thursday, forecasters warn

'Norfolk is...Cromer in the snow' Photo by Russell Sparkes 'Norfolk is...Cromer in the snow' Photo by Russell Sparkes

Monday, December 2, 2013
8:12 PM

The first snow of this winter could hit Norfolk at the end of the week, forecasters have warned.

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Northerly winds from the Arctic will bring freezing temperatures to large parts of the UK with snow showers affecting Scotland, Northern Ireland, parts of northern England, north Wales and the east coast from Thursday.

Temperatures are expected to plummet when the cold snap hits and forecasters have warned that snow showers could affect the east coast of England, as far as south as the northern areas of Norfolk.

Rachel Vince, senior meteorologist with MeteoGroup, said: “The winds will turn more northerly on Thursday afternoon through Friday bringing cold air down from the Arctic and with that it will also be very unsettled with snow showers. Because it is northerly and north-westerly winds, it is largely northern and western Scotland that will get the snow showers but some will get into Northern Ireland, north-west England and north Wales as well.”

“It will turn milder at the weekend so I would not expect it to last very much beyond Saturday, Sunday.”

Snow is forecast for the far north of Scotland from around lunchtime on Thursday, moving south through Thursday night.”

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