Sunshine and Showers

Sunshine and Showers

max temp: 24°C

min temp: 14°C

Search

Suffolk basks beneath Indian summer

PUBLISHED: 13:05 30 October 2001 | UPDATED: 10:46 03 March 2010

IPSWICH basked in a glorious warm day of sunshine today as temperatures rose to 20C.

Along with other parts of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, the eastern region was forecast to have a day of unseasonable weather.

IPSWICH basked in a glorious warm day of sunshine today as temperatures rose to 20C.

Along with other parts of Suffolk, Norfolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire, the eastern region was forecast to have a day of unseasonable weather.

As October draws to a close, the temperature in Ipswich today is as warm as Paris and only a degree cooler than in Barcelona and Marseille.

While the last three days have seen plenty of sunshine, the warm weather should reach its peak today.

Football fans were in shirtsleeves at Portman Road on Sunday and tables and chairs are still outside bars and restaurants in the town.

The clocks have gone back, Christmas cards are in the shops and tomorrow is Halloween, but it feels more like early September than late October.

But it is unlikely that trick or treaters will need to slap on the sunscreen tomorrow as the temperature for Halloween is set to drop to a more traditional 14C and it is expected to rain.

However, the weather is expected to get slightly warmer in the lead up to bonfire night with 16C on Friday and Saturday.

Evening Star weatherman Ken Blowers said: "It's another unseasonably warm day today especially for late October. The normal temperature now is around 9C, so we are enjoying weather which is twice as warm as is should be.

"The whole month has been warm and could end up being the warmest October since records began in 1659. The cause is warm air coming up from the Azores on some days and on other days from Spain and France. But, we are in for a dramatic change as we will start to get air from a different source in a few days which will result in cold north-westerly winds."

Mr Blowers said that although temperatures will dip in the next few days, we are set for a reasonably warm November.

This means that firework fans could be in for a fairly warm night for Saturday's big firework display at Christchurch Park.

Meanwhile Ipswich fans heading for Sweden for this weeks UEFA cup clash will be keeping a keen eye on the temperature in the town of Helsingborgs

While Ipswich hits 20C today, the Swedish town will struggle to a meagre 13C, while for the big match it will be colder.

The bad news it that Ipswich fans will leave behind a 16C day in Suffolk to watch their heroes in a temperature of 11C and, by the time they take their seats for the crunch clash, Helsingborgs will have suffered four continuous days of rain.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ipswich Star

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists