Summer vanishes overnight

WHAT a difference a day makes!Just 24 hours ago, sunbathers in Suffolk were out in force, especially on Felixstowe's beaches.Children were enjoying the start of their summer holidays by paddling and playing ball games in the sea.

WHAT a difference a day makes!

Just 24 hours ago, sunbathers in Suffolk were out in force, especially on Felixstowe's beaches.

Children were enjoying the start of their summer holidays by paddling and playing ball games in the sea.

And families were having fun building sandcastles and eating their picnics and ice cream.


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But all that has change today. No longer are the bikini-clad women basking in the sun, but instead, and especially in Ipswich, the brollies have come out as our summer sunshine has disappeared.

Weather forecasters predicted that after yesterday's roll of thunder, the blazing sun would disappear to be replaced by cooler temperatures and showers.

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This is a dramatic contrast compared to yesterday where children were making a splash in the sea, remembering how lucky they were to be living in or near Felixstowe, while ice cream sellers were rubbing their hands with glee.

Dillon Oliver, possibly the youngest boy on the beach at ten week old boy, was treated to ice cream by his mother Marie, most of which missed his mouth. His dad Ken and brother Harley, four, from Soham, Cambridgeshire, stood by laughing as Dillon's face became covered with the luscious treat.

Bob Reilly, who owns the ice cream kiosk on the prom near Bath Hill, said he and his wife, Elaine, had been rushed off their feet as they served a constant queue of people waiting for their ice creams and lollies.

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