Sunshine is on the cards for happy campers

FESTIVAL-goers will need their wellies this weekend – but only for a short while.

Temperatures are set to remain at about 24C as the humid weather continues.

Chris Bell, a forecaster at WeatherQuest, said it would be relatively dry for the four-day event.

“Tomorrow is set to be a sunny day with a small chance of a light shower in the early evening,” he said.

“All in all, the weather will be nice for those at Latitude festival – a generally pleasing weekend.


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“Sunday looks set to be slightly cloudier and if the rain comes then it will be in the afternoon.”

Yesterday, the blustery winds closed Britain’s busiest container terminal.

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Hundreds of lorries parked up on the old A45 at Levington as part of Operation Stack at the port of Felixstowe. Hauliers were sent messages urging them not to let their trucks travel to the port until the wind dropped.

Heavy winds then caused havoc across west Suffolk after trees were blown into roads.

In Newmarket, at about 10am, a tree collapsed onto Bury Road, falling through the windscreen of a van. The driver was taken to hospital with a head injury. A police spokeswoman said the injury was not thought to be serious.

Later, a tree was blown down outside Mildenhall Technology College. Police say a caravan was damaged and a few vehicles had to take evasive action to avoid the tree.

At 11.10am, in Cavenham, a large branch fell down taking down a couple of power lines. EDF Energy was called out to fix the problem.

Ten minutes after the Cavenham incident, a tree was blown down in Parkway, Bury St Edmunds.

Police closed off one lane of the carriageway, close to its junction with King’s Road, while officers from St Edmundsbury Borough Council cut the tree up and removed it.

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