What a difference a week makes

BRILLIANT sunshine and blue skies have replaced last week's snow showers and hale storms as Suffolk's spring rollercoaster takes another turn.

BRILLIANT sunshine and blue skies have replaced last week's snow showers and hale storms as Suffolk's spring rollercoaster takes another turn.

Temperatures were today due to reach 14C/57F, with the county bathing in balmy weather.

The turnaround has been brought on by a huge high pressure stretching from Scandinavia to the UK.

Showers are expected on Thursday and Friday but the sun should return in time for the weekend.

The warmth is in stark contrast to the snow and cold which saw us reaching for our winter coats, scarves and gloves last week.

Temperatures plunged to as low as 7C/45F, with a temporary white blanket covering the county.

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The chill followed highs of 18C/64F, temperatures more akin to June.

Evening Star weatherman Ken Blowers said: “We are going through a spell of almost unbroken sunshine.

“The temperatures will reach 14C, four degrees higher than the average for March.

“The coast has been a bit cooler, around 8C/46F, because there is an easterly wind which is coming off a cold North Sea.

“There is a depression coming in which will bring some rain on Thursday but it should improve after Friday with more high pressure taking over.”

The changeable weather comes on the back of one of the wettest winters of the century for the region.

How has the weather affected you? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk

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