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Weather warning for the risk of heavy and disruptive snow in the Anglia region

There are several weather warnings in force for snow in the Anglia region covering the period from Monday 26 February until Wednesday 28 February 2018 including two amber warnings.

One amber warning is in force from 4am-10.30 am on Tuesday for the NW part of the Anglia region there is a further amber warning from 2am until noon on Tuesday for the SE corner of the region.

Winter weather is set to return to the Anglia region with temperatures plunging.

The first weather warning comes into play from 4am-10.30am on Monday and mainly affects Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

The Met Office says snow showers overnight on Sunday into Monday will lead to longer journey times on some roads and railways.

The Chief forecaster says: "At this stage, snow showers will be mostly light but may produce 1 to 2 cm in places in time for the Monday morning rush hour."

The brighter yellow area indicates the area affected by a yellow weather warning for snow from 4am-10.30am on Monday. Credit: Met Office

Snow showers are expected to start affecting eastern parts of the Anglia region from Sunday evening onwards.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of snow in parts of the Anglia region from Monday afternoon until at least Wednesday.

Although detail is uncertain, there is the potential for up to 10cm (4 inches) of snow in some places an that could bring travel disruption and power cuts.

It is possible that some parts of the region could see, cumulatively, 15-20 cm of snow (6-8 inches) from Sunday night through to Wednesday.

These weather warnings will be updated as more forecast detail becomes available

There are two amber warning in force in parts of the Anglia region for Tuesday. Credit: Met Office

AMBER WEATHER WARNINGS

2am to noon on Tuesday 27 February 2018 This warning covers the south east corner of the Anglia region in Essex

The Met Office says snow showers or longer periods of snow are expected on Tuesday, accompanied by very low temperatures.

There is the likelihood of travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off.

Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

"Further snow showers are expected through Tuesday, these likely to be heavy in places and probably aligned in bands.

"Where this happens, there is the potential for 5-10 cm of powdery snow accumulating, possibly very locally 15 cm, through the morning, before easing during the afternoon.

"Meanwhile some nearby locations may see only small accumulations of 1-3 cm."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

4am to 11am on Tuesday 27 February 2018 This warning covers the south west corner of the Anglia region in North Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire

The Met Office says snow showers or longer periods of snow are expected on Tuesday, accompanied by very low temperatures.

The heaviest, most persistent snow looks likely to cross the area during the morning. There is the likelihood of travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off.

Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

Weather warnings about the risk of snow will be updated as more forecast detail becomes available. Credit: Joanne Joyce

Monday

Snow warning in place from 2pm

The Met Office says snow showers, already affecting eastern parts of England early on Monday, are expected to become more persistent and more widespread through Monday afternoon and evening.

There is the potential for travel delays on roads, stranding of some vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off.

Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

The area covered by the yellow weather warning for snow from 2pm until midnight on Monday 26 February 2018 Credit: Met Office

"Snow showers, which will have been affecting eastern areas of England from Sunday night, are likely to become heavier, more frequent and more widespread through Monday afternoon.

"There is the potential for accumulations of 5-10 cm in places, whilst nearby locations may see much less frequent showers and only small accumulations of 0-2 cm."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment
There is the potential for cumulative snow totals to reach 10-20 cm (4-8 Credit: Graham Custance

Tuesday

On Tuesday and Wednesday, the yellow weather warning for snow extends to all parts of the Anglia region.

The Met Office says snow showers or longer periods of snow are expected on Tuesday.

There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off.

Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

The whole of the Anglia region is covered by the yellow weather warning for snow on Tuesday. Credit: Met Office

Wednesday

The Met Office says heavy snow showers are expected on Wednesday.

There is the potential for travel delays on roads, with some stranded vehicles and passengers, as well as delays or cancellations to rail and air travel. Some rural communities could become cut off.

Power cuts may also occur and other services, such as mobile phones, may be affected.

The whole of the Anglia region is covered by the yellow weather warning for snow on Wednesday. Credit: Met Office

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