Suffolk: Double the average rainfall means an April wash-out

APRIL showers continue to drench the county as forecasters reveal that Suffolk has already endured almost double the average rainfall for the month.

And the grim weather looks set to continue with forecasters predicting a further two weeks of rain for the region.

Chris Bell, a forecaster for WeatherQuest, said the county was set to face a further 10mm of rain this weekend.

He added: “The average rainfall for April is 41mm but already this month we have had 76.1mm of rainfall.

“We are expecting more rainfall this weekend, between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, so that could take the rainfall up by another 10mm.

“In other parts of East Anglia some places have already had double the amount of rainfall.”

In Essex, flood water was seen in parts of the River Blackwater which runs through Kelvedon, however, the Environment Agency said the river had not topped its bank.

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A spokesman said: “There is a little bit of flood water, but nothing to cause much concern.”

Despite the endless downpour, Anglian Water warned that the hosepipe ban wasn’t likely to be lifted any time soon.

The hosepipe ban was enforced on April 5.

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