More rain and wind on the way

MORE rain and wind is expected this week as the unsettled weather spell looks set to continue.The start of the month yesterdaybegan with heavy rain and blustering winds, and although weather experts believe it will not be as bad this week, showers and a drop in temperature is expected.

MORE rain and wind is expected this week as the unsettled weather spell looks set to continue.

The start of the month yesterdaybegan with heavy rain and blustering winds, and although weather experts believe it will not be as bad this week, showers and a drop in temperature is expected.

Around ten to 15mm of rain fell in Suffolk yesterday and gusts were up to 40mph because of an area of low pressure sweeping across from the south west of the UK.

The weather was so bad that Felixstowe's firework spectacular due to be held at the town's football club yesterday had to be postponed until next Sunday.

Chris Daynes from Felixstowe and Walton FC said the decision was taken on Friday morning and a frantic 48 hours ensued as they tried to inform more than 1,000 people who had bought advanced tickets.

He said: “The town, like so many across the country, had received forecasts of heavy rain and severe gale force winds and although the rain does not affect fireworks, the wind does.

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“After speaking with our display company they informed us that if the safety officer on the night felt it was too dangerous to fire the display we would have a very late cancellation.”

Police did not receive any reports of weather-related collisions on the county's roads due to the weather however there were a few incidents of trees blocking roads.

A spokesman for Weatherquest said: “There was a very deep area of low pressure coming from the south west.

“This week will be a much more unsettled story. It will not be quite as wet or windy as it has been. It will stay blustery and will be a bit cooler than we have been used to, although temperatures will be average for this time of year.

“It will be about 13/14 degrees Celsius (55F). There will be some showers, coming from the westerly direction.”

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