Suffolk: Summer could be on the horizon

WHISPER it quietly... but summer might be just around the corner!

That is the cautious conclusion of forecasters who believe the downpours which have drenched Suffolk will soon make way for sunny spells and warmer temperatures.

Chris Bell from Weatherquest in Norwich told The Star the weather charts reveal a glimpse of respite from the miserable summer wash-out we have so far endured.

The wettest April to June on record followed by more heavy rain this month has caused widespread flooding across the county.

The inclement conditions have also knocked the local economy.

Events including the Trimley Carnival and the Ipswich Town FC Charitable Trust fun day were cancelled at the weekend, falling victim to the drenched ground which was saturated by hours of rainfall.

The Suffolk Show and Ipswich’s Indian Mela also fell victim to the weather.

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However, there may be reason to dig out your shorts and flip flops, with brighter conditions expected.

“It is starting to look a bit better towards the start of next week,” said Mr Bell.

“We will still see unsettled weather through Thursday and there is a risk of showers on Friday – if you get a downpour it is likely to be on the heavy side.”

But he said while there is some uncertainty over the weekend, temperatures are expected to reach around 25C by the end of next week.

“The bulk of next week looks OK,” added Mr Bell.

“It is likely to be warmer and drier than we have seen lately.

“The week will start in the low 20s but by the end of the week we should see temperatures reaching 24/25C.”

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