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Heavy snow forecast for Friday

A weather front moving across the UK from Thursday night is set to bring the biggest snowfall of the winter so far. The heaviest snowfall is expected on Friday.

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UK set to feel the freeze again ahead of a snowy weekend

A cold snap is expected to grip the country again today - a bitter prelude to a weather system that will leave the UK covered in up to four inches of snow by the weekend.

The mercury is set to plummet, with many parts of the country struggling to see temperatures rise above freezing.

A farm house surrounded by snow in Derbyshire Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Motorists will have to be wary as freezing fog that has formed overnight across the Midlands, East Anglia and central and southern England could make road conditions hazardous.

But while snowfall yesterday led to 42 schools being closed in Norfolk and all planes grounded at Norwich International Airport, overnight there was little more than a smattering of snow along the North Sea coast and down into Kent.

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