Umbrellas return as sun departs

SUFFOLK'S mini heatwave came to a shuddering halt today - as temperatures dipped sharply and weathermen warned people to keep a brolly handy.

SUFFOLK'S mini heatwave came to a shuddering halt today - as temperatures dipped sharply and weathermen warned people to keep a brolly handy.

Parks and beaches saw sun worshippers flocking to soak up the rays as the county enjoyed one of the hottest days of the year so far yesterday, but sadly it was never going to last.

At Felixstowe, people were sunbathing on the beach and paddling in the sea, and those few ice cream kiosks which were open enjoyed an early summer season boost.

The temperature rose to 24C (76F) but today was only expected to hit a maximum of 21C (70F) in some places.

Evening Star weather expert Ken Blowers said: “It has been very good the past couple of days but I think now we are set for cooler temperatures, sunny periods and showers, possibly some heavy ones.

“The showers could turn up anywhere anytime unfortunately - so it's best to keep an umbrella with you, especially if you are attending outdoor events such as Music in the Park this weekend.”

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The cloudier weather has come across from France and in the next couple of days a depression is expected from the south-west, which will keep the weather changeable.

Mr Blowers said his records showed that unsettled weather in June and early July usually set the pattern for the summer. Last year there were only three hot days - when the temperature hit 80F - and at the moment there is no indication this summer will be a scorcher.