Maldon district residents are being urged to brace themselves as the cold weather looks set to continue into the weekend and beyond.


Essex weatherman Tom Defty revealed that today and tomorrow should be OK weather wise as high pressure continues to build.

But while he warned of the slight potential for a nationwide blizzard on Friday, he added that it was not a threat to be taken too seriously.

There is a 70/30 chance that the cold weather will continue through into the weekend and beyond, he said.