Met Office predicts 12 inches of snow for parts of Essex

The wintery weather continues to batter the county today (Monday, February 8) after more than 24 hours of snowy conditions in Essex.

Yesterday, parts of the county were heavily affected by brisk winds and heavy snow brought on by Storm Darcy.

An Amber warning for snow was put in place by the Met Office, which has lasted overnight.

It follows an evening of yet more snow in parts of the county, especially the north-east of the county.

Towns in Tendring like Clacton-on-Sea and Harwich have been hit particularly hard overnight, with forecasters confirming that eight inches of snow fell in the area yesterday.

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Certain meteorologists predicted yet more snow for these parts.

Yesterday, Essex Weather tweeted: “The snow continues to fall in Clacton, nearly eight inches since 7am this morning.

“Wouldn’t be surprised somewhere in North East Essex reaching 1 foot by tomorrow evening.

“Well worthy of the Met Office Amber warning.”

Eastern parts of the county are set for another snowfall in the next few hours.

Essex Weather tweeted this morning: “Snow developing once again in the north-eastern corner of Essex.

“Moderate falls of snow around Colchester, Mersea Island and Maldon very soon.”

The Met Office Amber warning remains in place until 12pm this afternoon, and will be replaced by a yellow warning for snow and ice, which will be countywide.

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This yellow warning for snow and ice will last for multiple days, and won’t be lifted until Wednesday.

For the rest of the day, the Met Office eastern parts of Essex are set for the following disruptions.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “There is a good chance that roads may become blocked by deep snow, with many stranded vehicles and passengers likely.

“Long interruptions to power supplies and other services, such as gas, water, telephone and mobile phone coverage likely.”

They also warn that: “Long delays and cancellations on bus, rail and air travel probably occurring.”

It follows the closure of certain schools across Essex.

For a list of all the emergency schools closed this morning, click here.

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