Temperatures soar to 21.4C in Suffolk today but rain and 45mph gusts could hit this week

It was not far off the highest temperature set in Suffolk this year  23.8C (74.8F) in Cavendish on

It was not far off the highest temperature set in Suffolk this year 23.8C (74.8F) in Cavendish on April 15

Suffolk basked in glorious sunshine again today but forecasters have warned rain and strong winds could be on the way.

The highest recorded temperature in the county today was 21.4C (70.5F) in Santon Downham near Thetford – around 6C (11.5F) above Suffolk’s average temperature in May.

It was not far off the highest temperature set in Suffolk this year – 23.8C (74.8F) in Cavendish on April 15 – but Dan Holley, forecaster for Weatherquest, said parts of the county could be blighted by wet and windy weather towards the end of the week.

He said: “It has been pleasant and warm today but there might be a few spots of rain tomorrow morning and it could be a couple of degrees colder.

“It will be windy too, with gusts of around 40mph or 45mph, but there could be a lot of reasonable dry weather by the afternoon.

“On Wednesday, winds will be a lot lighter and temperatures could be 16C (61F) or 17C (63F).

“Low pressure from the Atlantic could push a band of rain towards East Anglia on Thursday, but there is a lot of uncertainty how far east it will go before it sinks back south again.

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“But at the moment we are playing for a wet and chilly day but eastern parts could end up being dry.”

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