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Areas at risk of seeing snow tonight and tomorrow

Areas that are most likely to see some snow later tonight and into Wednesday. Credit: ITV News Anglia

West Northamptonshire and the far west of Cambridgeshire

Rain is now moving east across the country and turning to snow as it mixes with the cold air over the UK.

A Met Office yellow warning for snow has been issued for parts of Wales, the Midlands and Northern England. Western parts of Northamptonshire and the far west of Cambridgeshire are also included in the warning area. In these places, there's a risk of settling snow with 2 to 5 centimetres locally and 10 centimetres over hills.

Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Milton Keynes, inland Essex, west Norfolk, west Suffolk and the rest of Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire:

Patchy rain, sleet and snow will arrive later tonight, gradually petering out during Wednesday afternoon. Snow is likely above 150 metres but also occasionally at low-levels during any more prolonged rain or sleet.

The rest of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex

Mostly dry, although a few light sleet or snow flurries cannot be ruled out. Grey and cold.

Latest temperatures across the Anglia region

The visible satellite image and temperatures at 1pm Monday afternoon across East Anglia. Credit: Met Office.

It's a cold day out there in the Anglia region with temperatures no higher than 1ºC in many places. Temperatures plummeted to -5.5ºC last night at Santon Downham and another frosty night will follow tonight.

Suffolk was the coldest place in England on Sunday night

Temperature readings at 7am on Monday 19 January 2015. Credit: Met Office

The weather station at Santon Downham on the Suffolk-Norfolk border near Thetford was the coldest place in England overnight on Sunday. The temperature there dropped to -5.5°C.

But it wasn't the coldest night of the winter so far in the Anglia region. The thermometer fell to -6.4°C at Santon Downham on 30 December 2014.

The lowest temperature in the UK on Sunday night was -11.8°C at Dalwhinnie in Scotland.


Winds starting to pick up in the Anglia region as storm sweeps in

The swirl of cloud at the centre of a storm sweeping across the UK. Credit: Met Office

Winds have started to strengthen across the Anglia region as the effects of a storm sweeping in from the Atlantic begin to be felt.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning as winds could gust at 50-65 mph during the early hours. It's possible there could be travel disruption or power cuts.

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region at 11pm on Wednesday 14 January 2015

  • 51 mph in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 45 mph in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 45 mph in Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
  • 44 mph in Marham, Norfolk
  • 40 mph in Bedford

Stormy conditions for the Anglia region on Wednesday night

The storm was centred off the west coast of Ireland at 5.30pm on Wednesday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office is warning of gales or severe gales on Wednesday night into Thursday with potentially damaging gusts of wind.

A yellow weather warning has been issued and there's the risk of disruption to transport and power supplies.

"Inland gusts may locally exceed 60 mph close to the squally cold front, whilst gusts of 60 to 70 mph seem likely at coastal sites in the south and west, as well as across hills. Gusts may exceed 75 mph in the more exposed coastal locations."

– Met Office

The yellow weather warning is in force until 6am on Thursday 15 January 2015

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