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Met Office issues yellow weather warning for wind in Suffolk and Essex

PUBLISHED: 14:31 01 January 2018

Find out how the yellow wind warning will affect Suffolk. Picture: SIMON PARKER

Find out how the yellow wind warning will affect Suffolk. Picture: SIMON PARKER

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The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of wind for the East of England for Wednesday.

The worst of the winds will begin late Tuesday night, January 2, and carry on into the early hours of Wednesday morning, January 3.

According to Chris Bell, a forecaster for Weatherquest, the strongest gusts of wind will be felt early in the morning at around 7-8am - while drivers make their way into work.

Mr Bell said: “It will be windy but it is nothing unusual for winter. It is nothing out of the ordinary for this time of year.”

He added: “On Wednesday we are looking at temperatures of between nine and 10C (48.2-50F) which is above average for this time of year.”

A spokesperson for Highways England said there are currently no plans to close Ipswich’s Orwell Bridge.

Inland winds will reach a speed of 50mph during the morning, and in coastal areas such as Felixstowe the wind speed will reach as high as 55-60mph.

Overall, Wednesday will be a windy day however it is forecast to be a bright afternoon.

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Drivers are advised that it is “highly likely” the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk will shut during tomorrow morning’s rush hour amid forecasts of 65mph gusts.

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