Storms batter Suffolk - and more to come

DAYS of thunder is the bleak outlook as Suffolk looks set for more rain and an unsettled August.

DAYS of thunder is the bleak outlook as Suffolk looks set for more rain and an unsettled August.

Yesterday more thunder storms hit the county and as photographer Simon Parker's pictures show the lightning was spectacular.

Nearly half the month's rain has already fallen during the first week of August and according to weather man Ken Blowers, the rest of the month will not get much better.

Mr Blowers said: “August is going to be a flop. This very unsettled weather is likely to continue. Another depression coming from the south west will bring more rain tomorrow.

“It will remain changeable with rain or showers on most days, but it could improve by the end of the month.”

The average rainfall for August is 2.25inches, but the area has experienced one inch of that from five days of showers already this month.

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August is in fact historically quite a stormy month with an average count of four, one of which hit the town early evening yesterday.

Mr Blowers said: “The clouds had been building up all day. They got to a certain height and caused heavy rain and thunder. I recorded it as a slight storm.”

He added: “The outlook is quite poor.”