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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.

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.


Flood warning issued for the River Wid in Essex

A flood warning has been issued for the River Wid from Ingatestone to Writtle. Credit: Environment Agency

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Wid from Ingatestone to, and including Writtle.

The Agency says river levels continue to rise slowly from Saturday's rainfall and that flooding is expected for Stock Lane, Ingatestone is at risk and properties at Hylands Mill and around Writtle Bridge.

Over the next 24 hours the forecast is for no significant rain and river levels are expected to fall.

Norfolk actor and film star, John Hurt awarded knighthood

The New Year's honours have been announced and there's a knighthood for the Norfolk actor and film star, John Hurt.

He says he's delighted to be recognised by the nation. One of the region's MPs is also made a knight - while a town pastor who helps the vulnerable in Suffolk gets the British Empire Medal.

Click below to watch Malcolm Robertson's report:

Couple from Bedfordshire recognised in New Year's honours list

A couple from Bedfordshire who have raised thousands of pounds for charity have been recognised in the New Year's honours list.

Nigel and Susan Anstead admit they were stunned to get the news.

Also rewarded, the recently retired president of the National Farmers' Union, who gets the OBE, and the town pastor, who helps the vulnerable, is also acknowledged.

Click below to watch Malcolm Robertson's report:

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