Storm Darcy to pummel UK TOMORROW – Norfolk and Suffolk brace for ‘-7C conditions’

UK weather: Met Office forecast heavy snow in parts of Britain

BBC forecaster Darren Brett said thanks to the intense wind temperatures, it could “feel like” -7C in the area. Mr Brett said: “It is going to be windy, particularly towards the south-east of the UK, winds gusting in excess of 50 miles per hour so some blizzards and drifting in the snow eventually.

“It is going to be a colder day, temperatures just a couple of degrees above freezing.

“Add on the strength of the wind through and it will feel much much colder, perhaps around -7 degrees or so.”

Currently, amber Met Office weather warnings are in place for eastern Norfolk and Suffolk as well as Kent and parts of Essex.

Those living in the affected areas are warned to expect “widespread travel disputation” with up to 30cm of snow forecast for areas of Kent.

The Met Office said: “Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel probably occurring.

“A good change that roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers likely.

“Long interruptions to power supplies and other services, such as gas, water, telephone and mobile phone coverage likely.”

Whilst the amber warning only applies to south-east and eastern England, milder yellow weather warnings are in effect for much of Britain due to snow and ice.

Eastern Scotland, the north-east, midlands and south of England and eastern Wales should all expect considerable disruption.

According to local paper Eastern Daily Press Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates said eastern Norfolk and Suffolk should expect the worst of Sunday’s weather.

Cold weather is expected to continue through next week to Friday, with temperatures of -3C possible in southern England on Wednesday.

The coldest temperatures are forecast for the Scottish highlands where they could drop to -10C in upland areas.

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Eastern Norfolk and Suffolk are also under an amber weather warning on Monday then a milder yellow one for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Across the UK as a whole most eastern and many central areas are under Met Office warnings until the end of Wednesday.

A cold blast from Russia, nicknamed ‘Beast from the East Two’, will cause temperatures to plummet across Britain from Sunday.

Speaking to The Sun Online Sarah Kent, a Met Office forecaster, warned of particularly bad weather for Kent.

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She said: “Over the Kent Downs we could see as much as 30cm of snow tomorrow.

“It could be really nasty as we’ve got strong easterly winds which will cause significant drifting.

“With winds gradually easing we will see temperatures drop on Monday and Tuesday morning.

“As the winds fade we could see temperatures could fall below -10C in sheltered glens in Scotland, particularly in the northern and Central Belt.”

Coronavirus vaccination centres across the affected area plan to stay open despite the inclement weather.

However, those receiving jabs are advised to arrive no more than 10 minutes before the time of their appointment.

This is to prevent long queues of elderly patients gathering in poor weather conditions.

The UK remains on track to vaccinate its 15 million most vulnerable residents by the middle of the month.

Storm Darcy received its name from the Met Office’s Dutch counterpart.

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