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Snow at weekend

PUBLISHED: 18:22 07 February 2008 | UPDATED: 10:24 03 July 2010

SNOW JOKE: Beacon Park during the first substantial snow of the year.

SNOW JOKE: Beacon Park during the first substantial snow of the year.

With their noses pressed against windows, delighted children watched icy winds chasing great flakes of snow across the borough on Friday night.

But as Saturday morning shivered awake, snowman building at these swings at Gorleston's Beacon Park would have been out of the question with the remaining icy crust barely deep enough to leave a decent footprint.

With their noses pressed against windows, delighted children watched icy winds chasing great flakes of snow across the borough on Friday night.

But as Saturday morning shivered awake, snowman building at these swings at Gorleston's Beacon Park would have been out of the question with the remaining icy crust barely deep enough to leave a decent footprint.

The snow soon disappeared but pavements and roads remained icy for some time over the weekend.

And it seems as though it could be some time before we see any more, with the weather becoming more settled and fine for this weekend.

Forecaster with Norwich-based WeatherQuest Emma Coombs said: “It was a very exclusive event.

“It was remnants of what they saw up north and just clipped East Anglia.

“Overnight the snow turned to sleet, creating those horrible icy conditions.

“This weekend is set to be fine and dry with high pressure over central Europe that will influence Britain.

“There is, however, just a hint of wintry weather going into next week.”

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