Rain, rain and even more wet stuff

GET your hats and umbrellas out and get ready for rain, rain and more rain.Families in Suffolk had a gloomy start to the morning as they woke up to another downpour.

GET your hats and umbrellas out and get ready for rain, rain and more rain.

Families in Suffolk had a gloomy start to the morning as they woke up to another downpour.

People hoping for brighter spells will be disappointed as more is predicted throughout the day and tomorrow.

As Star weatherman Ken Blowers predicted an inch of rain today, Suffolk police urged motorists to take care on the roads.

A police spokeswoman said: "We urged people to adjust their driving to the conditions in heavy rain.

"They should adjust their speed, have dipped headlights and exercise the utmost care, especially on back roads where standing water is the utmost problem."

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The Met office issued a heavy rain warning for Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire today. "Heavy rain will extend from the south west to East Anglia, making driving conditions very difficult," said a Met office spokeswoman.

However, there were no accidents on the roads caused by the weather during rush hour today.

Mr Blowers said: "It has been so gloomy already today and the outlook is more rain later and more rain tomorrow.

"It has been predicted two and a half inches of rainfall but I think perhaps we will have an inch of rain.

"The rain will continue for the rest of the week, which will mean there will be some days where there will be bright spells.

"Towards the end of November there is usually dry weather with frost and fog, but there is still no sign of that yet."

In the first eleven days of this month we have already had above average rainfall in Suffolk. The past 11 days have seen 2.61 inches of rainfall, above the average 2.48 inches.

Temperatures remain above average for this time of year – the average being 48 F or 9 C, but the temperatures are 55 F (13 C).

October saw 3.37 inches of rain and we should have had 2.30 inches, but it hasn't been a very wet year.

So far from January 1 to the last day of October we have had 19.52 inches of rain, just half an inch of rain above the average for the first ten months of the year.

"The reason for that is that we have had below average rainfall for the months in January, April, June, July and September.

By 9 am no flood warnings were issued for the area including Ipswich and Felixstowe, from the Environment Agency Floodline.

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