Snow could be on the way to the Fens as Mini Beast from the East set to hit over the weekend

Snow covered roads in Chatteris from last month. Photo: Martyn Jolley.

Snow covered roads in Chatteris from last month. Photo: Martyn Jolley. - Credit: Archant

Temperatures are set to plummet this weekend with bitter winds making it feel as cold as -10C.

Dubbed the Mini Beast from the East, the cold snap has led to weather warnings with some costal parts of the region potentially seeing 10cm of snow.

The Fenlands could wake up to a light dusting of snow tomorrow, with showers expected overnight tonight, but there is potential for more to fall all through Saturday.

The Met Office says it currently looks unlikely to be as severe as the conditions at the start of the month, but has warned that the snow could cause some disruption.

They state: “Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. Some injuries are also possible from slips and falls on icy surfaces.”

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The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for snow and ice from 6pm today until 11.55pm on Sunday.

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