Search

Drivers warned to take care on Norfolk’s roads as temperatures plummet to below freezing overnight

PUBLISHED: 07:53 25 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:04 25 November 2017

Reporter Becky Murphy took this picture of the frost in Euston, near Thetford. Photo: Becky Murphy

Reporter Becky Murphy took this picture of the frost in Euston, near Thetford. Photo: Becky Murphy

Archant

Police are warning drivers to take care on Norfolk’s roads as temperatures plummeted to below freezing overnight.

https://twitter.com/RPFOUSgt/status/934326531450720262

Parts of the county saw the mercury drop to almost -3C on Friday night, while Suffolk experienced lows of -4.5C.

Meteorologist Dan Holley, from the Norwich-based forecaster Weatherquest, said for some areas it was the coldest night since late January.

In Cavendish, Essex, it dropped to -4.7C, while in Marham, Norfolk, overnight temperatures were at -2.9C.

Meanwhile, Stanton Downham, on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, experienced lows of 4.5C.

Sgt Chris Harris tweeted this weather warning picture with the caption: Sgt Chris Harris tweeted this weather warning picture with the caption: "No letterboxes or drivers thinking they're tank commanders please." Photo: Police

Police said on social media: “It’s absolutely freezing this morning! Please take care on the icy roads on your journeys. Who turned the freezer on!?”

And Sgt Chris Harris tweeted: “Clear and defrost your windscreen, plus front windows before you set off and don’t leave your car unattended while doing this.

“No letterboxes or drivers thinking they’re tank commanders please”

Weatherquest said Saturday is likely to be a “crisp, but clear” day, with temperatures reaching highs of just 6C.

Chris Bell, forecaster, said freezing temperatures were likely to return overnight, with some places seeing lows of -2C.

Sunday is forecast to be another cold day, but with the chance of showers in the afternoon.

Mr Bell said there could be rain on Sunday night and into Monday morning. Temperatures on Monday are forecast to be around 8C.

Other News

30 minutes ago

Firefighters were despatched to a busy Great Yarmouth pub during the lunch time rush, after the alarm sounded.

46 minutes ago

A school governor has stepped down from his role and suggested a representative from another school that complained about him should take his place.

A pensioner has been left frustrated after a newly-installed smart meter left her unable to close her sideboard drawer.

A charity offering support to victims of sexual abuse is to receive a big funding boost from Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner.

Most Read

Yesterday, 15:45

It has laid dormant since previous tenant BHS closed its doors in August 2016.

Read more
REGENT STREET
Yesterday, 16:07

Facebook users have reacted indifferently to news the former BHs store in Great Yarmouth is to become a Poundstretcher, with many hoping clothing brand Primark would take on the unit.

Read more
Facebook
Yesterday, 12:47

Police officers are appealing to residents of Great Yarmouth to help trace a wanted man believed to be in the town.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:27

The man who became the first Mayor of Great Yarmouth Borough after the role was reinstated in 2000, has died.

Read more
Norfolk County
Yesterday, 09:04

Motorists are facing severe delays through Gorleston around the James Paget University Hospital, due to malfunctions with the temporary traffic lights.

Read more
James Paget University Hospital

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 11°C

min temp: 10°C

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the Great
Yarmouth Mercury

e-edition today

Subscribe

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter