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Wind speeds of up to 50mph set to hit Suffolk this week

PUBLISHED: 19:00 23 August 2020 | UPDATED: 19:36 23 August 2020

Tuesday and Wednesday will be the windiest days of the week  Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Tuesday and Wednesday will be the windiest days of the week Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Wind speeds are set to pick up again this week - with a yellow weather warning in place in Suffolk over two days.

Forecasters are predicting Suffolk will have a mild day today, expected to be dry and bright.

However, wind speeds are set to pick up again on Tuesday and reach up to 50mph - the threshold at which Highways England considers closing the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich.

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Rain is also expected on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, with Wednesday expected to be dry.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind in south-east of England for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Zoe Johnson, meteorologist at Weatherquest, said: “Although the odd showers on Monday are possible, we should have a dry and bright afternoon with light wind.

“Tuesday will be a wetter day - it will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain, and will be another quite windy day.”

MORE: Mixture of sunny and showery weather on the cards across the weekend


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