Last night’s freezing temperatures were the coldest of the year

MOTORISTS have been battling freezing roads this morning after temperatures hit -6C (21.2F) last night.

Forecasters have called it the “coldest night of the year” with temperatures down to -6.4C (20.48F) being recorded at Wattisham Airfield, near Needham Market.

Chris Bell from Weatherquest said: “Last night the temperatures across the region were between -4C (24.8F) and -7C (19.4F).

“Some places today will struggle to go above freezing but I think we will probably not see the temperatures of last night but -3C (26.6F) to -4C (23F) so not quite as hard of a frost.”

Forecasters are expecting mild air to arrive in the region on Friday morning bringing with it wet and gusty weather.

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Winds could be up to 50mph but temperatures are expected to be about 8C (46.4F) over the weekend.

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