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Blues skies and spring sunshine return to Suffolk and Essex - as weather improves ahead of bank holiday heatwave

PUBLISHED: 07:15 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 07:56 01 May 2018

The region is expected to see sunshine and blue skies after early morning mist patches. Picture: JOHN STEPHENSON

The region is expected to see sunshine and blue skies after early morning mist patches. Picture: JOHN STEPHENSON

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Suffolk and Essex are set for a welcome burst of spring sunshine today - following the cold, wet weather of recent days.

The Met Office has forecast clear skies for much of Eastern England today, though temperatures will start off chilly.

Forecaster Alex Deakin said: “There will be some spring sunshine for many of us – a bit of blue sky out there.

“But it’s not exactly shorts weather. It is a pretty chilly start to Tuesday with temperatures falling away with the clear skies overnight.

“Might be a bit misty in places too. But it’s going to be a drier and much brighter day across East Anglia and the South East.”

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 14C this afternoon - up to 10C higher than yesterday’s unseasonably cold end to April.

Much of Eastern England experienced several days of cold, wet weather with some parts receiving more than a month’s average rainfall in just a few hours.

The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning for the region yesterday. The A14 Orwell Bridge was closed from midnight on Sunday into Monday night as high winds were predicted to hit the region.

Another band of cloud and rain is forecast to arrive from the west of the country later this afternoon and is expected to reach East Anglia by Wednesday afternoon.

Later this week temperatures are expected to rise, with a mini heatwave forecast for the bank holiday weekend.

Forecasters are predicting high temperatures of 23C - amid four days of warm weather and glorious sunshine.

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