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Suffolk: More thunderstorms and heavy rain forecast as wintry weather hits region

13:26 05 February 2014

Thunderstorms and gusts of up to 55mph are expected to continue to batter the county today following a morning of adverse weather.

Thunderstorms and gusts of up to 55mph are expected to continue to batter the county today following a morning of adverse weather.

Thunderstorms and gusts of up to 55mph are expected to continue to batter the county today following a morning of adverse weather.

Flashes of lightning and outbreaks of hail storms have beset Ipswich and parts of Suffolk overnight and this morning.

Phil Garner, forecaster at University of East Anglia based Weatherquest, said the turbulent weather is expected to last until the afternoon before heavy and prolonged periods of rain replace the wintry weather.

“More thunderstorms and hail are a possibility. They are likely to go on through until the afternoon with longer spells showers expected (afterwards),” he said.

“Gusts will reach speeds of around 55mph as a deep area of low pressure sweeps through from the west of Ireland.”

He said temperatures could reach up to 9C (48F) today but warned strong winds will make conditions seem cold.

“It is still a day for wrapping up warm,” he added.

Do you have any pictures of this morning’s thunderstorms? Have they affected you? Email newsroom@archant.co.uk or call 01473 324788.

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