More bleak weather on the way

WEATHER experts have predicted more showers and bleak conditions today after the Easter holidays began with rain and high winds across the region.In what is one of the coldest Easters in the last 15 years, temperatures are unlikely to reach more than 5C (41F) this weekend.

WEATHER experts have predicted more showers and bleak conditions today after the Easter holidays began with rain and high winds across the region.

In what is one of the coldest Easters in the last 15 years, temperatures are unlikely to reach more than 5C (41F) this weekend.

Yesterday winds of up to 50mph battered the county with sleet and rain showers mixed in.

The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings across the country with further wintry showers and gusty northerly winds predicted to continue well into next week.

Snow fell in Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and Scotland overnight and some flakes fell on Ipswich at around 11pm.

However Evening Star weatherman Ken Blowers said that showers of sleet or rain would be more likely for the county today with more sleet or snow affecting parts of Suffolk and Essex overnight.

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He said: “The temperatures are not low enough for snow to settle. There has not been one day over winter with snow cover on the ground.”

He added that early next week temperatures would creep up to about 9C (50F).

More rain and strong winds are predicted today with blustery conditions easing over the weekend but more heavy downpours and freezing temperatures expected.

Meteorologist Brendan Jones of Meteogroup added: “Sunday will be more interesting if you like a bit of snow.

“It's really difficult to pinpoint where the snow will fall but it will probably be the east side of the country.”

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