Weather set fair for Suffolk Show - but keep a light raincoat at hand!
PUBLISHED: 15:04 29 May 2018 | UPDATED: 08:09 30 May 2018
Be prepared for showers - but don't worry about a total washout. That was the advice from weather experts to visitors heading for the Suffolk Show.
The first day is expected to start quite wet, said meteorologist Adam Dury from Norwich-based Weatherquest. But any rain is expected to clear during the late morning.
He said: “First thing there will be some showery rain, but I think the worst will have gone overnight. During the morning and into the afternoon these showers will be fewer and there could be some sun.”
Temperatures could reach the low 20s during the afternoon.
On Thursday there is less of a chance of rain – but there could be a few heavy showers in the region and it was not out of the question that one could hit Trinity Park during the afternoon.
Again temperatures are likely to reach the low 20s – making it comfortable for show visitors.
Delays expected as visitors head to and from Trinity Park for Suffolk Show
If you’re heading to the Suffolk Show, or just driving in the east Ipswich area on Thursday and Friday, be ready to be stuck in long traffic queues.
Suffolk police have warned that journeys in that part of the town are likely to take longer – although there are no major roadworks in that area of Ipswich this week.
The sheer volume of traffic heading to the site means there may be some hold-ups, particularly near the A12/ A14 Seven Hills junction.
Special routes to the showground from different parts of the area have been signposted, and the advice from police and highways officials is that all drivers should follow the yellow signs taking them to Trinity Park – do not use a Sat Nav to try to beat the queues.
There are also special routes away from Trinity Park at the end of the day – again drivers are asked to follow these to try to avoid causing problems on smaller routes away from the showground.
Hours of fun at the Suffolk Show on both days
The gates of the Suffolk Show open at 7am on both days – and all the tradestands will be open from 8.30am until 6pm on both days.
The last entry on both days is 5.30pm – and there is plenty of entertainment to keep the attention of visitors.
The times of the attractions in the Grand Ring and other rings can be found in the official show guide.
The Grand Parade is the highlight in the Grand Ring on both days with winning exhibits shown off – it is held at 4.15pm on Wednesday and 3pm on Thursday.
Another popular attraction in the ring is expected to be the Bolddog Lings motorcycle stunts crew – showing off the kind of riding you hopefully won’t see on the streets of Suffolk.
Titan the Robot is returning to the show again – he is always a popular attraction with younger visitors – and this year there is a smartphone app that can be downloaded to give you details about the show as it happens.