Strong winds to sweep county

WINDS of up to 40mph are expected to sweep across the county this weekend as the weather takes a turn for the worse. Evening Star weather expert Ken Blowers said a number of depressions from the west are causing wet weather and it is set to continue.

WINDS of up to 40mph are expected to sweep across the county this weekend as the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Evening Star weather expert Ken Blowers said a number of depressions from the west are causing wet weather and it is set to continue.

He said: “It has rained every day since May 6 ending 37 days of dry, one of the longest droughts we've had. It's good news for gardeners and farmers but it doesn't look good for outdoor events this weekend.”

Mr Blowers said 0.16 inches (4mm) of rain fell last night.

He added: “This adds up to three quarters of an inch in the last four days. Today we can expect another cloudy day with some rain at times.

“The worst weather will be over the weekend. There is a depression coming that looks quite bad and will bring wind and rain across the whole of the UK. I expect the winds will be between 30mph and 40mph.”

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Motorists were today advised to take extra care after rains overnight.

Tony Woodward, control room supervisor at Martlesham police head quarters, said officers had received a number of reports of flooding on minor roads at various locations across the county.

He said: “We are advising drivers to take care especially on the back roads due to flooding as a result of overnight rain.”

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