Wind speeds could reach 45mph tomorrow - but Orwell Bridge set to remain open
PUBLISHED: 16:48 22 May 2020 | UPDATED: 17:05 22 May 2020
Wind speeds are expected to pick up on Saturday - but there are no current plans to close the Orwell Bridge.
Weather forecasters are predicting gusts of up to 45mph throughout Suffolk for the early afternoon.
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The Orwell Bridge is typically closed when wind speeds reach 50mph, frequently causing traffic chaos and gridlock in Ipswich.
A Highways England spokesman confirmed the wind speeds are being monitored but there are no plans in place at this time to close the bridge.
Saturday is forecast to be a mostly cloudy day in Suffolk, with temperatures of up to 18C and a small chance of rain.
Wind speeds will drop Sunday and leave a sunny day, with highs of 21C, and Monday will be sunny with a gentle breeze, again with highs of around 21C.
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