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‘Some rural communities could become cut off’ - Fresh weather warning issued for snow across Norfolk and Waveney

PUBLISHED: 11:34 15 March 2018 | UPDATED: 08:28 16 March 2018

Snow on Denmark road, Beccles.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Snow on Denmark road, Beccles. Picture: Nick Butcher

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The Met Office has extended its weather warnings for snow and ice across Norfolk and Waveney.

It means the forecaster now has yellow warnings in place for nearly 57 hours over the weekend.

A new warning for snow and ice on Saturday, which affects Norfolk and Suffolk, states: “A band of rain will turn more widely to snow early Saturday morning followed by scattered snow showers through the remainder of the day.

“These showers may become more prolonged, particularly during the evening. Any melting of lying snow will lead to an ice risk on untreated surfaces on Saturday morning and night.

“Travel delays on roads with some vehicles and passengers, along with delayed or cancelled rail and air travel is possible. Some rural communities could become cut off and power cuts may occur.”

Norwich in the recent snowfall, including Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral, Pull's Ferry, Elm Hill and QuaysideNorwich in the recent snowfall, including Norwich Castle, Norwich Cathedral, Pull's Ferry, Elm Hill and Quayside

Adam Dury, of UEA-based Weatherquest, said costal parts of the region are likely to see the worst of the snow showers and daytime temperatures could dip to -1C on Saturday.

The weather front is coming from the east and north east but is not expected to be as disruptive as the Beast from the East.

“This system doesn’t compare in any way to what we had before,” said a spokeswoman for the Met Office.

“It is going to be a cold spell, there is a chance some places on Sunday may struggle to get above freezing... so it is going to be cold, but we are not talking anywhere near what we had the weekend before last.”

The first few days of next week were also likely to be cold, she added.

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