Suffolk and Essex set for heavy rain and strong winds throughout the day

Traffic was back on the Orwell Bridge after the overnight closure. Picture: MICK WEBB

Traffic was back on the Orwell Bridge after the overnight closure. Picture: MICK WEBB - Credit: citizenside.com

Suffolk and Essex are set for a wet and windy Monday - with gusts of 45-50mph forecast throughout the day.

The MET Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the south east of England, with heavy rain and strong winds expected to affect most of the region.

It warns of difficult driving conditions - with possible road closures, delays and cancellations - and the chance of power cuts.

The A14 Orwell Bridge was closed from midnight last night as high winds were predicted to hit the region.

However, the road was reopened by Highways England from 7.30am this morning.

Adam Dury, forecaster at Weatherquest, said: “It’s going to be wet and windy across the whole region today.


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“There will be gusts of 45-50mph along the coast with gusts inland of 40-45mph.

“It should ease down this evening and overnight.

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“We should see highs of around 5 or 6C in the east, with temperatures of 6 or 7C further west.

“The bad weather will only tail off late and will last through until around 10pm tonight.”

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