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Update: Snow for Boxing Day - but gritting lorries won’t be sent out tonight

13:10 26 December 2014

Far from being a white Christmas - parts of the county were flooded.

Far from being a white Christmas - parts of the county were flooded.

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Snow, sleet and rain is expected to hit the East today, according to the Met Office.

The forecaster has issued a Yellow Warning of snow - its third highest severity rating - with the possibility of in excess of 10 centimetres falling.

The snow is expected to spread eastwards from Northern Ireland from around 11am today and could persist into tomorrow morning. However, it is expected to clear overnight.

The Met Office said: “Some uncertainty surrounds how much snow will occur, but several centimetres of snow is likely even at low levels, especially in a swathe through Wales and the Midlands.”

Roads are expected to turn “very icy” following the snowfall and the forecaster has warned the public to be aware of potential disruption.

Heavy rain is also expected to fall at times.

Drivers heading into work or to the Boxing Day sales this morning found themselves having to scrape their windscreens, with temperatures below zero overnight.

But police said there were no reports of any accidents on Norfolk’s roads.

Norfolk County Council said the gritting lorries would not be sent out tonight.

The authority said on Twitter: “Wet & windy but not frosty tonight so gritters are not being deployed. “Please still take care on the roads. #norfolkwinter.”

If you are affected by the weather, let us know by emailing newsdesk@archant.co.uk

12 comments

  • OK... SO WHERE IS ALL THE SNOW THEN.... FOR THOSE THAT CAN REMEMBER WE DID NOT HAVE ANY SNOW WHAT SO EVER IN GREAT YARMOUTH LAST WINTER... ... SO WILL WE GET ANY THIS YEAR OR NONE AT ALL OR IS IT JUST PURE SPECULATION... I CANNOT REMEMBER WHEN WE LAST HAD 1 FOOT OF SNOW LIKE WE HAD YEARS AGO THAT LASTED FOR THREE OR FOUR WEEKS... WE HAVE SUCH SOFT WARMER WINTERS NOWADAYS... AND THAT LOGICALLY MEANS LESS SNOW... WHICH MEANS MORE RAIN.. INSTEAD.. AND FLOODING..

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    Lionel

    Sunday, December 28, 2014

  • parkeg1 ,lets hope you dont have to eat your words.

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    gerry mitson

    Friday, December 26, 2014

  • "with the possibility of in excess of 10 cm falling", is that in depth or length?

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    Ar ya reet boi?

    Friday, December 26, 2014

  • Report designed to frighten people. Very poor.

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    Johnny Norfolk

    Friday, December 26, 2014

  • Seasonal grittings to any cheerful folk who might see this and get a life to les miserables who take a delight to whinging about just about everything

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    stuart goodman

    Friday, December 26, 2014

  • A little bit of poetic license there by Sandy Denny. Snow in East Anglia is rather rare, none here since March 2013. Wait and see whether anything materialises.

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    JohnnyH

    Friday, December 26, 2014

  • They said that it was snowing in astounded tones upon the news. I wonder why they're always so surprised 'cause every year it snows. These are the opening lines of a song called "No End" by Sandy Denny. It seems that news reporters are always baffled by the arrival of snow.

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    nicholas dasey

    Friday, December 26, 2014

  • Errrrrr it's December, should we not expect a bit of wintery weather.....what's so unusual about it. Several times over the past few weeks my car has been iced up at 6.45 in morn before going to work.Why are the reporters so dramatc.

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    Roots

    Thursday, December 25, 2014

  • We got snow, if you want some, but you should get some in about 10 days if the forecast temps come your way....

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    canuk

    Thursday, December 25, 2014

  • As we in North Norfolk know only too well. The Met Office, and that includes forecasts at Look East, have not the slightest idea about the weather here. And probable care even less

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    weaversway

    Thursday, December 25, 2014

  • Archant..your priceless....sun is expected in July as well !!!!!!!

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    Huggy

    Thursday, December 25, 2014

  • It's nice to see the drama queens are at work on Christmas day, this piece is worded to gain impact and worry people into thinking the weather will be bad. It's taken out of context and does not represent the truth. Here is what the met office says: "There remains much more uncertainty than average regarding the track of this depression which in turn leads to uncertainty about the location of the heaviest precipitation and how much snow there will be. Where snow does occur accumulations of 2 to 4 cm are likely even to lower levels and in excess of 10 cm possible. " Archant says the yellow warning is the third highest level, it is in fact the lowest level of warning. Never allow the truth to get in the way of a high impact story, that's the moto of Archant.

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    parkeg1

    Thursday, December 25, 2014

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