Suffolk: Sun expected to shine as Olympic Torch Relay reaches Suffolk

PEOPLE coming out to catch a glimpse of the Olympic torch as it enters Suffolk today should be greeted with a fine and dry day, forecasters say.

By the time the Olympic torch gets to Lowestoft in the morning any early rain should have cleared before the day begins to brighten up.

Dan Holley, a forecaster for Weatherquest, said: “It should be a really dry day, some chance of a little shower in western Suffolk but an onshore breeze should keep the showers well inland.

“Temperatures will be between 21 to 23C, which is 73F.

“The winds are light to moderate, south-easterly.

“It should be fine when the torch arrives in Ipswich in the evening.”

Anyone wanting to see the flame tomorrow morning faces an early start.

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The torch will be leaving Christchurch Park at 6.37am and making its way through Ipswich town centre, where it will cross the Cornhill, before heading down Portman Road and finally ending its time in the town at the Princes Street bridge. Its passage through Essex will include a leg through Colchester, Hatfield Peverel and then Maldon at 9am.

Traffic is expected to be slow in the areas surrounding the torch relay convoy.

Motorists are advised to allow extra time to make their journeys, and asked to be patient.

For up-to-the-minute coverage, see our Olympic torch section.

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