Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 8°C

Search

Suffolk: More rain and high winds on the way

PUBLISHED: 18:02 23 November 2012

More wet weather and possibility of sleet and snow on the way

More wet weather and possibility of sleet and snow on the way

© ARCHANT NORFOLK 2012

WET and windy conditions are forecast for Suffolk this weekend after blustery weather overnight on Thursday felled trees across the county.

Police were called to 15 incidents related to high winds – mostly fallen trees blocking roads – and have issued words of advice for people driving in adverse weather.

A force spokesman said: “Watch out for debris in the road and surface water and large puddles. Slow down, especially on countries roads when you don’t know what is round the corner. Leave plenty of space between you and the car in front in case they need to break quickly for unexpected items on the road.

“If you see something in the road that you can move safely then stop, put your hazards on and if necessary call Suffolk Police on 101.”

Forecaster Jim Bacon at Norwich-based Weatherquest said that the turbulent weather of Thursday evening and Friday morning had been down to an active cold front that moved east overnight and was now over France.

The weekend’s wet and windy conditions will be caused by an area of low pressure heading up from north-western Spain. Mr Bacon said: “The low will come to us late on Saturday.

“It will be a wet and windy evening and night into Sunday morning. Rainfall totals could be quite substantial – about 10-15millimetres.

“It will move away on Sunday morning and give us a nice bright afternoon.”

Conditions over the next following few days will remain wet and windy at times, before temperatures drop considerably at the end of next week.

0 comments

A man in his 30s has been arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving in connection with a crash between two lorries and a car today.

The mother of a 21-year-old killed in a crash at the same spot which claimed the life of a teenage girl this month has called for a lower speed limit on the road.

There is further evidence that drivers in Suffolk are taking more notice of the region’s speed limits after figures showed that the number caught on the A12 has fallen by near two thirds over the last year.

The sacking of Essex’s chief fire officer has been branded unfair and unjust by union leaders.

As Ipswich Town take to the field against Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow afternoon, one diehard Owls fan will be hoping the team he has followed since the 1920s can return to South Yorkshire with an away win.

Concerns that paint factory jobs are at risk at two of Stowmarket’s largest employers have been raised, as one of the businesses looks at buying out the other.

A 52-year-old man from Ipswich has admitted to possessing a knife at Crown Pools last month.

Most read

Eating Out in the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Eating Out
supplement

View

Visit the Broads

cover

Click here to view
the Visit the Broads
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24