Spring is coming - for two days only!

THIS weekend will be a taste of summer for people in the county with sunshine and warm temperatures expected.It will seem like a far cry from the weather experienced in the region over the last few weeks, which has resulted in it being the coldest April for 15 years.

THIS weekend will be a taste of summer for people in the county with sunshine and warm temperatures expected.

It will seem like a far cry from the weather experienced in the region over the last few weeks, which has resulted in it being the coldest April for 15 years.

A change in the wind direction is the main reason for the shift, The Evening Star's weatherman Ken Blowers claimed, but people should make the best of the weather because it will turn again next week.

Mr Blowers said: “The weather is going to get gradually warmer after Wednesday. We have had cold easterly winds over the last few weeks, which have been coming off the cold continent. The winds are going to change to a south westerly direction, so they will be coming from a much warmer climate.”

In the last few weeks the temperature has been hovering around 48F (8C), whereas temperatures this weekend could reach to about 63F (17C).

Whereas this month has been the coldest April in 15 years, last April was the hottest for 60 years and ended up being warmer and drier than May, June and July.

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Last year's glorious weather is hard to believe now as the county has already experienced snow showers in March and April.

Mr Blowers has warned people not to get overly optimistic about the change due at the weekend though, as there will be more rain to come before the summer sets in.

He added: “It will be the warmest weather we have had since Autumn. It will be a taste of the summer - a mini heat wave. There will be another lot of rain coming the week though after so it won't be all plain sailing.”

Do you think the drastic change in weather is something to be concerned about? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk.