Ipswich Christmas market cancelled after forecasters predict ‘severe weather’ in Suffolk and Essex this weekend

Ipswich Christmas market.

Ipswich Christmas market.

A popular festive market has been cancelled over fears severe weather could hit the region on Sunday.

High winds are expected to hit the region

High winds are expected to hit the region - Credit: Archant

The annual St Peter’s Street market in Ipswich will not go ahead because of the threat high winds could pose to the event, the town’s borough council has confirmed.

Elsewhere in the region, umbrellas are strongly advised – if you can hang on to them, that is.

Forecasters have warned winds of up to 55mph and heavy rain could arrive in Suffolk and north Essex on Sunday.

Low pressure coming up from southern England could create blustery conditions in both counties from Saturday evening onwards.

Wet weather in Suffolk

Wet weather in Suffolk - Credit: Archant

Met Office forecasters have put a yellow weather warning for rain and wind.

Both Weatherquest and the Essex Weather Centre have said the region is at risk of “severe weather” during the second half of the weekend.

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Such conditions could continue into Monday, said Weatherquest’s Phil Garner.