December 11 2013 Latest news:
Friday, November 1, 2013
More blustery weather is on its way tomorrow – but should not be on the same scale as Monday’s storm.
And while early today there were fears that high winds could disrupt firework displays, later computer models suggested the highest winds would not come until late tomorrow or into Sunday’s early hours.
Organisers of the Christchurch Park firework display are in regular contact with officials at the Met Office about tomorrow night’s plans.
Jim Bacon of Norwich-based Weatherquest – which accurately predicted last Monday’s storm – said there could be blustery winds tomorrow, but it should be possible to fireworks to be let off safely.
“We’re expecting winds of about 18-20mph in the early evening rising to 20-25mph by 9pm. It won’t be the still, clear night that fireworks organisers like, but it does not look too bad.”
As well as the fireworks at Christchurch Park there are big displays planned at Foxhall Stadium and at the Abbey Gardens in Bury St Edmunds.
There had originally been concerns that more high winds, even though they would not have been as strong as those on Monday, could dislodge the branches of some trees weakened earlier in the week.