Turbulent weather across county

SUFFOLK experienced a night of turbulent weather with rain, lightening, and frost in the space of a few hours.Today people from all over the county woke up to freezing conditions but last night it was a different story with lashing rain across most of the region and even thunder and lightening in north Suffolk.

SUFFOLK experienced a night of turbulent weather with rain, lightening, and frost in the space of a few hours.

Today people from all over the county woke up to freezing conditions but last night it was a different story with lashing rain across most of the region and even thunder and lightening in north Suffolk.

Some residents in Leiston believed it was the storm which started yesterday morning that caused a power cut, leaving nearly 1,900 people without electricity in their homes.

A spokesman for provider EDF said 1,854 customers in the Leiston area were without electricity at 10.20am yesterday after a fault in the overhead power network.


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Supplies to all but 147 customers were restored at 8.30pm. Work continued through last night to get homes back on line.

The spokesman said: “Due to the rural location of this fault our engineers needed to inspect equipment at a number of different locations before being able to safely reconnect the supplies in stages.

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“We do understand the inconvenience this interruption to supply has caused and apologise to everyone who has been affected.”

The highest temperature in the region in the last 24 hours has been about 6C, and the lowest was minus 2C. Over the next few days there is expected to be clear or sunny spells with some showers.

Temperatures will be between a chilly 2C and 10C.

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