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.

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