There haven't been too many days in recent years where the streets of Southwold have succumb to a wintery blizzard, but for a couple of hours on Thursday this week, the scene outside was pretty festive!
With a dusting of snow overnight on Wednesday, cars driving out of Southwold on Thursday morning joined the A12 with a blanket of snow to show for their nights work.
The clouds threatened further snow in the morning, but it appeared that we may miss a second flurry. Brave surfers off the pier enjoyed some clean waves on a nice North-Easterly swell, but tourists were far thinner on the ground, as the bitter Arctic wind whistled through the town.
Eventually, just before midday the snow returned. This time for a couple of hours, blanketing the streets and providing opportunistic photographers (including me) with a rare chance to snap the town looking very wintery!
I managed to capture a solitary seagull strutting around the snow-topped tables outside the Sole Bay and a couple of nice panoramic views along the beach - one of which was used by the EADT.
Fortunately for us, the snow went as quickly as it arrived and our field course on Friday wasn't affected, although there were plenty of students who wished they'd bought some gloves!