Weather Warnings For The East

As the weather starts to get a lot colder, it looks like we could be in for the first lot of winter snow in Suffolk and Norfolk this week.

The whole of eastern England could be affected by the snow and sleet showers, according to forecasters.

It's not expected to be too heavy but it's thought it could stay on the ground for a while as temperatures drop.

Gemma Plumb, a forecaster with MeteoGroup said: ``It's going to turn increasingly cold next week and then, from Wednesday, showers are going to turn to sleet and snow, especially in northern Scotland and eastern parts of England."

She also added Scotland would see heavy snow of up to 6in (15cm), while East Anglia and other areas could expect ``significant snow accumulations'' but she did not estimate the depth.

Temperatures across the East of England could fall to minus 6C (21.2F) from the middle of next week, she said.

Forecasters say cold temperatures will mean the roads will get a lot more icy as well.

London is expected to be spared the worst of the harsh weather.

Gemma Plumb also said: "It will be very cold in London and I couldn't rule out a few sleet or snow showers but we're not expecting any significant accumulations of snow there.''

John Law from Weather Quest at the University Of East Anglia spoke to Heart and told us we shouldn't worry too much.

"We have had snow this time of year before, its not unusual. In November you normally get a couple of days of snow falling across this part of the country."

"I don't think we should panic, just take a little bit more care and plan to leave more time for your journeys".

To hear more from John at Weather Quest just click on the link

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