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Flurries of snow have fallen in parts of the region

Parts of the region have had flurries of snow today. Parts of Essex, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk reported brief falls. These pictures were taken at Kelling Hospital at Holt in North Norfolk.

Snow falling in Holt Credit: Dawn Crafer
Snow falling at Kelling Hospital, Holt Credit: Dawn Crafer

There were heavy downpours of rain elsewhere - leaving spectacular sights in the sky. These rainbow pictures were sent in by Adele Price from Bradwell near Great Yarmouth. You can get the full forecast here.

A spectacular double rainbow over Bradwell in Norfolk Credit: Adele Price
Another view of a rainbow, from Beccles Credit: Ian Thompson

Snow forecast for parts of the Anglia region on Tuesday night

The risk of snow has been forecast for some parts of the Anglia region overnight Tuesday into Wednesday.

The Met Office computer animation below shows the areas at risk of snow marked in white. The blue areas are where rain is expected to fall.

Some places could see wintry showers overnight with slight accumulations in places. For instance, there could be a couple of centimetres of snow on the higher ground of the Chilterns around Luton and Dunstable.

Other showers will be bit and miss with some areas missing them. There may be a few slushy accumulations by the Wednesday rush hour but any snow is not expected to stick around.

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Winds gusting at more than 60 mph in the Anglia region

Sustained wind speeds in the Anglia region at 8am on Saturday in knots (34 knots = 39 mph) Credit: Met Office

Potentially damaging wind gusts of more than 60 mph have been recorded in the Anglia region during Saturday morning and further squally winds are expected as a weather front crosses the area.

Winds were gusting at 61 mph at Wittering in Cambridgeshire and Marham in Norfolk at 10am on Saturday.

A peak wind gust of 58 mph was recorded at Weybourne on the north Norfolk coast at 9am on Saturday. Sustained winds across the region are also high at 25-40 mph.

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region up to 7am on Saturday

  • 56 mph in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 53 mph in Wittering, Cambs
  • 52 mph in Bedford
  • 48 mph in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 47 mph in Gorleston, Norfolk
  • 47 mph in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 47 mph in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex

There was a wind gust of 96 mph at Lerwick in Scotland and wind gusts have been exceeding 100 mph on the Scottish mountains.

It has been an exceptionally mild night for January with temperatures even as high as 14°C at midnight. That's similar to the average daytime maximum usually recorded in April in the Anglia region.

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Hospital alerts: What's the state of your local hospital?

Hospitals across the country have been struggling to cope after being inundated with patients.

Some have put themselves on various states of alert.

Accident and Emergency alerts Credit: PA Wire

ITV News Anglia has contacted all the major hospitals in our region, and this is their current state of alert:

  • Addenbrooke's Hospital: Major Incident
  • Peterborough City Hospital: Internal Major Incident
  • The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn: Internal Black Alert

  • Basildon and Thurrock Hospital: Internal Black Alert

  • Norfolk and Norfolk Hospital: Black Alert

  • Southend University Hospital: Black Alert

  • Milton Keynes Hospital: Black Alert

  • West Suffolk Hospital: Black Alert

  • Bedford Hospital: Significant Incident

  • The Princess Alexandra Hospital, Harlow: Significant Incident

  • Colchester Hospital: Red Alert

  • Kettering Hospital: Red Alert

  • Northampton Hospital: Red Alert

  • West Hertfordshire Hospital: Red Alert

  • James Paget Hospital: Red Alert

  • Ipswich Hospital: Amber Alert

  • Luton and Dunstable Hospital: No Alert

  • Hinchingbrooke Hospital: No Alert

  • Broomfield Hospital: Awaiting response

A & E waiting times: Our report on hospitals in the east of the Anglia region

Figures released today reveal the worst figures for dealing with accident and emergency patients in a decade.

For the second time in a week, the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has declared a major internal incident because of the pressure it's facing and has cancelled some routine operations.

Just two of the hospitals in the east of the region have met the Government's target of dealing with patients within four hours

Click below to watch our report from Malcolm Robertson.

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