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Ipswich: Thunderstorms, lightning, hail storms, heavy rain, winds of 55mph – Our weird weather forecast today

18:18 05 February 2014

Thunderstorms, hail storms and gusts of up to 55mph are expected to continue to batter the county today following a morning of adverse weather.

Thunderstorms, hail storms and gusts of up to 55mph are expected to continue to batter the county today following a morning of adverse weather.

Archant

Thunderstorms, hail storms and gusts of up to 55mph are expected to continue to batter Ipswich today following a morning of extreme wintry weather.

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Flashes of lightning, outbreaks of hail storms and fierce downpours hit Ipswich and parts of Suffolk overnight and this morning, leaving many rooftops and roads with a wintry white coating.

Phil Garner, forecaster at University of East Anglia based Weatherquest, said the turbulent weather is expected to last until the afternoon before heavy and prolonged periods of rain replace the extreme weather.

“More thunderstorms and hail are a possibility. They are likely to go on through until the afternoon with longer spells showers expected (afterwards),” he said.

“Gusts will reach speeds of around 55mph as a deep area of low pressure sweeps through from the west of Ireland.”

He said temperatures could reach up to 9C (48F) today but warned strong winds will make conditions seem cold.

“It is still a day for wrapping up warm,” he added.

Do you have any pictures of this morning’s thunderstorms? Have they affected you? Email newsroom@archant.co.uk or call 01473 324788.

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3 comments

  • Where's Noah & his ark when you need him?

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    Andrew Berry

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • Well at least the plague of locusts didn't show up

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    Citizen

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

  • I'm still damp, and I walked in to work at 7.30 this morning!

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    Dobbie1973

    Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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