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Snow is falling in Suffolk and Essex as temperatures plummet

PUBLISHED: 08:13 21 January 2018 | UPDATED: 11:38 22 January 2018

Vrinda, Pablo and David Read James enjoying a walk in the snow in Christchurch Park.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Vrinda, Pablo and David Read James enjoying a walk in the snow in Christchurch Park. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Snow is falling across Suffolk and Essex today, but weather experts predict it will soon turn into rain.

Temperatures have dropped to 0C (32F) across parts of the region, with many people waking up to frost this morning.

Snowy scenes at Center Parcs in Elveden Forest. Picture: LIAM EVERITTSnowy scenes at Center Parcs in Elveden Forest. Picture: LIAM EVERITT

Phil Garner, forecaster from Weatherquest, said much of Suffolk and Essex would see snow today, but rain is expected to follow later this afternoon and through the night.

The rain will mean snow is less likely to settle and cause problems on the roads.

The snow has started to settle in Claydon. Picture: STEVEN WARDThe snow has started to settle in Claydon. Picture: STEVEN WARD

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice for between 6am and 6pm today.

Ipswich had a sprinkling of snow yesterday. Picture: SKY CAM EASTIpswich had a sprinkling of snow yesterday. Picture: SKY CAM EAST

The warning covers the East of England.

Aerial photograph captures sprinkling of snow in Ipswich from the air. Picture: SKY CAM EASTAerial photograph captures sprinkling of snow in Ipswich from the air. Picture: SKY CAM EAST

Mr Garner said temperatures were predicted to hit highs of 11C (51.8F) next week.

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