Met Office issues yellow weather warning for East of England as Storm Jake grips the country

Sleet falls on High Street, March, on Wednesday March 2.

Sleet falls on High Street, March, on Wednesday March 2. - Credit: Archant

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for snow and ice in the East of England for this weekend as Storm Jake sweeps in.

Fenland police tweeted this picture of the wintery weather's effect on the roads in the area, saying

Fenland police tweeted this picture of the wintery weather's effect on the roads in the area, saying: "There is some wild weather out there at the minute. Please drive to arrive during this storm." - Credit: Archant

Snow, ice and high winds are expected in the eastern counties from 3pm on Friday March 4, until 9am on Saturday March 5.

The warning reads: “A mix of rain, sleet and snow associated with a frontal band is expected to push south across southern parts of England and Wales through Friday afternoon and evening, before clearing by the early hours of Saturday.

“Snow will be predominantly confined to the higher ground above 200-400m with perhaps 1-2cm accumulating here.”

Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk and Thurrock have all been told to prepare for wintery weather as Storm Jake, which has battered the coasts of Ireland and Wales, makes its way over to England.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning to the east of England ahead of a weekend of wint

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning to the east of England ahead of a weekend of wintery weather. - Credit: Archant


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The region has already experienced wintery conditions, with sleet and hail falling on Wednesday March 2.

Police in Fenland have also urged motorists to drive safely during the spell of cold weather. The force tweeted: “There is some wild weather out there at the minute. Please drive to arrive during this storm #drive2arrive.”

Storm Jake, which has brought sleet and snow across much of the UK, is expected to worsen this weeke

Storm Jake, which has brought sleet and snow across much of the UK, is expected to worsen this weekend. - Credit: Archant

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