Search

Could today be new ‘hottest day of the year’ with thunderstorms heading east?

PUBLISHED: 09:04 21 May 2020 | UPDATED: 09:17 21 May 2020

Thunderstorms are expected to disrupt the sunny weather in Suffolk this morning. Picture: NICK LEE

Thunderstorms are expected to disrupt the sunny weather in Suffolk this morning. Picture: NICK LEE

(c) copyright citizenside.com

It’s expected to be another hot day in Suffolk with temperatures predicted to reach a new high for 2020 – but thunderstorms could disrupt the sunny morning.

People enjoyed fish and chips by the sea yesterday on one of the hottest days of the year so far. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNPeople enjoyed fish and chips by the sea yesterday on one of the hottest days of the year so far. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Weatherquest have predicted today could be the new ‘hottest day of the year’ after temperatures reached 27 degrees in London and the East of England yesterday.

Maximum temperatures are expected to hit a blistering 28 degrees today in parts of Suffolk, but there is still a risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms heading east from near Cambridge.

You may also want to watch:

Otherwise the day is expected to be dry with sunny spells and light, variable winds.

People flocked to Felixstowe yesterday to enjoy the hottest day of the year so far. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNPeople flocked to Felixstowe yesterday to enjoy the hottest day of the year so far. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Dan Holley from Weatherquest said: “If any thunderstorms develop today, they are most likely to occur between 9am to 1pm east of the A140 – so primarily east Suffolk and east Norfolk, and perhaps north Norfolk towards lunchtime.

“Otherwise the risk is fairly low elsewhere today.”

The sunshine yesterday saw people head to the beaches in coastal hotspots such as Felixstowe, Aldeburgh and Southwold.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ipswich Star. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ipswich Star