Cambridgeshire bracing itself for more cold weather but will it affect schools returning?

IT might be clear blue skies at the moment - but it won t last.That was the warning today as the Eastern region was bracing itself for more cold weather while youngsters were keeping their fingers crossed for an extra day off school.Hundreds of schoolch

IT might be clear blue skies at the moment - but it won't last.

That was the warning today as the Eastern region was bracing itself for more cold weather while youngsters were keeping their fingers crossed for an extra day off school.

Hundreds of schoolchildren are due to go back to school tomorrow but more snow is forecasted.

The snowy weather is expected to start in the morning and is likely to linger until Wednesday, according to forecasters from Weatherquest, based at the University of East Anglia.


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It is expected to be heavier in the east of the county while west will see more icy conditions. Forecasters said there could be between 5cm and 15cm of snow tomorrow

Phil Garner, from Weatherquest, said: "It's staying cold; we're not going to see temperatures reach much higher than 1C or 2C by day and there will be significant frosts by night.

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"In terms of snow, we have a front coming down from the north on Tuesday morning and the snow will be reluctant to fade away in the afternoon.

"There will be further snow showers on Wednesday and it will be drier on Thursday and Friday but will stay bitterly cold."

As usual Cambrideshire County Council will expect individual headmasters to decide whether or not to close their school and the decision is likely to be made at the last minute in the morning.

Keep up to date with the very latest on the snow and its impact by logging on to this website throughout the week.

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