Severe weather warning with 50mph gusts issued for Easter Weekend in Suffolk

Windy weather and stormy seas pound the coast at Southwold. Library image.

Windy weather and stormy seas pound the coast at Southwold. Library image. - Credit: Archant

Hopes of Spring weather over the Easter break have been washed away as Suffolk braces itself for a weekend of wind and rain.

People across the county woke up to a fine and dry day on Good Friday, enjoying blue skies and bright sunshine, but that pleasant spell is set to change.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning covering Suffolk from 6am to 9pm on Saturday and further periods of rain and windy weather is expected until early next week.

Gusts of 45 to 50mph are expected between 4pm and 8pm during the worst of the weather tomorrow.

Egg hunts on Easter Sunday are also set to be interrupted by wet and windy weather, although it will be brighter with some sunny spells.

The Met Office said a “swathe of strong winds, accompanied by heavy rain at times, will move east across the country on Saturday”.

Coastal areas are expected to see more frequent gusts of 55 to 65mph.