The Met Office has issued a weather warning for very strong winds in the East of England with gusts of 60mph predicted this evening.
Snow is expected on Thursday and Friday in Saffron Walden and Dunmow, the Met Office has warned.
The Met Office says there is potential for very strong winds on Thursday evening and overnight into Friday morning.
The eastern regional secretary for the Fire Brigade Union said crews are struggling with the recent “spike” in activity during the hot weather and added that cuts to the service meant firefighters are taking longer to reach incidents.
Forecasters are warning residents to expect thunderstorms in the East of England this Friday.
A yellow weather warning for snow and ice remains in place across the East of England today (Thursday) as Arctic conditions continue to hold sway.
Forecasters are warning residents to expect more snow throughout today (Tuesday) as a slow-moving weather system makes its way across the region.
Widespread snow has been forecast for Suffolk and Essex this week, starting this morning. Find out here if your local school in Suffolk or Essex has been forced to close fully or partially.
The region could be in line for a dusting of snow today (Monday) as a weather system bringing freezing conditions from the east makes its way across the country.