Rain at last...but not for long!

A DOLLOP of rain has left Suffolk soaking - but forecasters today promised the inclement weather won't hang around for long.

A DOLLOP of rain has left Suffolk soaking - but forecasters today promised the inclement weather won't hang around for long.

After a bone-dry summer, the county was given a drenching today as dark clouds hovered ominously above.

But don't dig out your rain Mac just yet - meteorological experts are predicting a swift return to less soggy conditions.

An anti-cyclone should reach the UK by Friday, bringing with it sunshine and mild highs of 65F/18C - about the average for this time of year.

Showers have fallen sporadically - the first spell of prolonged rain in weeks.

Prior to that, only 0.48 of an inch of rain hit Suffolk in the first half of September - around half of the average figure for this time of year.

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Meanwhile, the same amount fell during the whole of August - just a quarter of the total expected for the month.

See tomorrow's Evening Star for the full story and pictures.

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