Suffolk: Warm weather set to continue

THE warm weather conditions which have been enjoyed this week are set to continue for the best part of the Easter weekend.

Temperatures soared to 24 degrees Celsius in parts of Suffolk yesterday and are set to remain at a similar level over the weekend.

The news is certain to delight holiday-makers and those looking to spend the weekend basking in the sunshine.

However, conditions could take a turn for the worse by the start of next week.

Jim Bacon, a forecaster for Weatherquest, said: “The sun has certainly been out across Suffolk in recent days making for some lovely conditions.

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“Temperatures reached 24 degrees on Good Friday and I would expect them to remain in the mid to low twenties over the weekend, which is way above average for this time of year.

“However, the only danger with the air being so warm is that the risk of thundery showers increases and these could happen in mid Suffolk as the weekend draws to a close.

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“There will also be a cooler north easterly breeze coming in at the end of the weekend which will see temperatures drop, especially on the coast.”

The sunny conditions could come to an end on Monday with cooler air set to spread across the whole county.

Mr Bacon added: “On Monday we will see the start of cooler temperatures and cloudy skies with a chance of some patchy showers.

“Temperatures could fall back down to 16 degrees which is still warm for this time of year but lower than what we’ve become used to in recent days.

“For next week we may see a continuation of these conditions with the odd chance of some showers.”

The warm weather did result in a number of a call outs for firefighters yesterday.

Undergrowth blazes were tackled in the Martlesham and Bramford areas of Ipswich as well as in Kessingland and Lowestoft.

Crews were also called the blaze involving a barbecue with a gas cylinder in Thorpeness.

Despite busy traffic conditions caused by the Easter get-away there were no reports of any major road incidents.

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