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Bank holiday weather washout

PUBLISHED: 14:47 31 March 2018 | UPDATED: 15:02 31 March 2018

Summer washout as Suffolk is drenched in rain. Bury St Edmunds shoppers getting wet. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Summer washout as Suffolk is drenched in rain. Bury St Edmunds shoppers getting wet. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Whilst East Anglia is set to miss out on more snow, steady rain could lead to flooding in our region.

After heavy showers on Friday, continuing rain across the weekend could lead to localised flooding.

Adam Dury a meteorologist with Norwich based forecaster Weatherquest said that cold air set to lead to snow in other areas of the country was not present across East Anglia.

Instead Mr Dury said that the rain would continue through Saturday with a risk of further showers falling overnight and into Easter Sunday.

Temperatures will not drop off staying at around 4 or 5C with winds remaining relatively light.

Rain will continue on Easter Monday and could cause some localised flooding where the rain falls on already saturated ground.

In total between 10 and 15mm of rain could fall this weekend.

A flood alert is currently in place for the River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove to Ellingham, including Bungay. Information of the Environment Agency’s Flood Information Service says: “This means that river levels are expected to remain high for the remainder of Saturday, peaking in the evening. Levels are currently highest around Scole and Billingford. The forecast is for further light rainfall across Saturday and Sunday. We are expecting river levels to gently rise over the course of Saturday before falling during Sunday morning.

“There is the possibility of some minor flooding to low lying land, roads and riverside gardens. Take care on riverside footpaths and don’t put yourself in any unnecessary danger.

“We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.

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