Met Office ice warnings for Norfolk and Suffolk

Icy windscreens and lack of visiblity is a major cause of winter accidents.

The Met Office has issued a warning over icy conditions in Norfolk and Suffolk. - Credit: PA

Weather warnings have been issued by forecasters that icy surfaces could cause problems in Norfolk and Suffolk.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings of ice for much of the eastern coast of the country, including Norfolk and Suffolk.

Two warnings have been issued. One is in place from 4pm on Wednesday, January 6 until 10am on Thursday, January 7.

Forecasters say icy surfaces could cause difficult travel conditions in some areas.

The Met Office says: "Further showers are likely on Wednesday evening and overnight, before becoming confined to East Anglia on Thursday morning.

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"As ground temperatures fall below freezing there is the likelihood of ice forming on some untreated surfaces.

"Some of the showers may be wintry inland but the chance of any more than isolated very small accumulations of snow is very low."

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They said there was a chance of some injuries from slips and falls on icy surfaces and a possibility of icy patches on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths.

Icy water at Strumpshaw Fen. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

A yellow warning of ice has been issued by the Met Office. - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2018

The second warning, is in place from 5pm on Thursday, January 7 until 11am on Friday, January 8.

The Met Office said some snowfall was possible, but accumulations were likely to be "slight and temporary".

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