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Warning of snow for the East on Wednesday

Snow on the A47 at Swaffham in Norfolk on Saturday. Credit: Gary Parker

A yellow warning for snow on Wednesday in the East has been issued by the Met Office.

It covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Suffolk & Milton Keynes valid from 0005hrs until 2355 hrs on Wednesday 4 February.


Fresh ice warning issued for the East

The Met Office has issued an ice warning for the East of England for overnight tonight.

The yellow warning covers: Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk & Thurrock valid from 1800 Sun 01 Feb to 1000 Mon 02 Feb

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Climber dies in Scottish Highlands avalanche

Police have confirmed that a climber has died in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands.

He was one of two men from Suffolk reported missing on Friday night after they failed to return from a climb on Coireag Dubh Mor in the Torridon area of the western Highlands.

Climber dies in Scottish Highlands avalanche. Credit: ITV News

Mountain rescue teams and the Stornoway coastguard helicopter searched for the pair on Friday night but were forced to call it off because the weather was so bad. The search resumed yesterday afternoon and one of the climbers was found walking out to find assistance for the other man.

The two climbers had been caught up in an avalanche, police said. The mountain rescue team found the other man but he had already died. Police Scotland said both men were experienced climbers and had proper equipment. Heavy snow and strong winds have been persistent in the Highlands over the last month.

Rain and snow forecast sequence for the Anglia region

The showery mix of rain, sleet and snow continues across the Anglia region.

The rain is more likely nearer the coast with it turning to snow further inland giving a slight covering in places.

Click on the video below is see an animated graphics sequence which shows how the Met Office computer is forecasting the weather for Sunday and Monday.

The blue areas indicate rain or sleet with the snow marked in white.


Crews tackle bedroom blaze in house

The fire broke out in a house at Stansted in Essex Credit: ITV Anglia

Fire crews had to put out a blaze in a house in the village of Stansted near the Essex airport.

Crews were called just after 8.30pm on Saturday 31st January after a fire in a bedroom spread into the loft space. They had to use breathing apparatus and using three hose reels and two covering jets to tackle the blaze.

The fire was out by 11.30pm. An investigation's begun to find out how it started.

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