Heavy snow predicted for Norfolk

Norfolk is on amber alert ahead of predicted heavy snow and very cold weather.

The warning is the second highest level issued by the Met Office, which is warning people to be prepared.

Temperatures dipped to -8C in Hunstanton over night on Saturday.

Heavy snow is expected to start falling from late afternoon on Saturday and could result in accumulations of between 5cm and 10cm, the Met Office has said.

Phil Garner, of Weatherquest at the University of East Anglia in Norwich said: "Obviously it's been very cold over the last few days, and it looks as if we'll see some signifcant snow later and more tonight.

"We'll be left with a good covering tomorrow morning, and with top temperatures of just 1C tomorrow I think a lot of the snow will stick on Sunday and it may be around for a few days yet.

"It's going to be very difficult for driving, with snow falling on to frozen surfaces, so potentially very icy."

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