Temperatures in Suffolk are set to drop later this week as a band of high pressure that brought glorious weather last week moves away from the UK. For most of the past week, the county has seen temperatures just below 20C, but much less favorable conditions are predicted for the days ahead, including possibly light snow cover.
With torrential rain one minute and sunshine the next, March and April are notoriously temperamental months and this week’s conditions look set to prove spring’s unpredictable temper. Winter may be over, but this week’s forecast may prove to be a shock to the system.
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Let’s be clear, there’s no point dusting sleds or investing in sandbags, but parts of Suffolk could well get a light dusting of snow on Thursday (31 March). According to the Met Office forecast, snow could fall in some areas in the early hours of the morning.
Forecasts suggest “light flurries” falling around 7 a.m. Thursday, with “sunny intervals” appearing in the late morning. At this point the Met Office is predicting that snow will fall in Suffolk, but it is difficult to predict any particular weather pattern.
For example, Beccles and Bungay in the north of the county are likely to receive “light snow showers”, but near Lowestoft no snow is expected.
Western areas of the county, such as Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket and Sudbury, could experience snowfall between midnight and 7 a.m. Thursday. However, areas further south, such as Ipswich and Framlingham, are unlikely to see snow.
We can say with certainty that those venturing out on Thursday should warm up, with temperatures not expected to exceed 6C in most parts of Suffolk.