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Cambridgeshire temperatures set to hit MINUS FOUR as more snow expected

Cambridgeshire was battered by heavy snow today (Wednesday) which caused chaos on the roads and seve..

By admin , in Cambridge , at March 1, 2018

Cambridgeshire was battered by heavy snow today (Wednesday) which caused chaos on the roads and severe disruption across the county.

More snow is on the way for the region however – with further weather warnings for the East of England on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (March 1, 2 and 3).

The yellow weather warning for both wind and snow tomorrow (Thursday) will be in place from 8am until midnight. Around 5cm of snow is expected quite widely across the region.

Local forecasts state that there may be a few light snow showers throughout the day in Cambridge – and temperatures will feel much colder.

A yellow weather warning for both snow and wind is in place for the East of England on Thursday, March 1 (Image: Met Office)

It looks like Cambridgeshire will miss the worst of the weather warning – but Milton Keynes and areas west of the county could face further severe disruption.

A spokeswoman at the Met Office said: "A spell of snow, heavy in places, is likely to move slowly north from Thursday morning onwards.

"The snow will be accompanied by strong winds, leading to the potential for drifting of lying snow.

"As the weather system comes into contact with the very cold air resident over the UK, it has potential to produce widespread snow, accompanied by strong to gale force winds.

"Around 2-5 cm of snow is expected to fall quite widely, with around 10-20 cm expected across parts of Wales and Southwest England."

Freezing cold temperatures will continue to grip Cambridgeshire on Thursday, with more snow predicted this week.

It could feel like -11C or even -12C as raw winds blow through the region.

And if you think we're over the worst of it, we're not.

Hard on the heels of the Beast from the East, sweeping in from Siberia, angry Storm Emma is now waiting menacingly in the wings.

The weather front originated in Portugal, and is heading for the UK. We can expect it here Thursday and Friday (March 1 and 2).

Forecasters predict gale force winds, snow and freezing rain, and the effects are expected to be felt throughout the weekend.

It's possible the Met Office will upgrade weather warnings to amber or even red.

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