Thunderstorms and long spells of rain are expected to hit the county during the upcoming bank holiday weekend. 

As the county prepares to through street parties and hold events for King Charles's coronation this weekend, Suffolk is bracing for blustery conditions with a mixture of sunshine and rain. 

Friday will be a day of sunshine and showers, which could be heavy and slow moving at times with some thunder, lightning and hail.

Currently Saturday is forecast to be another wet day, though with generally less intense rainfall compared to Friday.

Met Office deputy chief forecaster, Steven Keates, said: “On Saturday we will see some heavy rain moving into the southwest in the early hours which will move north eastwards through the morning."

Monday will see another band of rain move east across the UK, followed by sunshine and showers, although there are currently some uncertainties in the timing of this.

Further ahead there are signals for higher pressure to become more dominant by later next week, bringing a more settled spell.