Temperatures could soar up to 28C (82.4F) this Bank Holiday weekend, but forecasters have warned of a risk of thunderstorms.
Suffolk and Essex saw rainfall in April drop by almost 70 percent compared to last year - causing devastating effects to wildlife and increasing the chances of fires catching and spreading.
From long spells of warm sunshine to late April showers, Suffolk and Essex residents can expect changeable weather over the May Day Bank Holiday weekend.
Just a few short weeks after temperatures soared to 24°C in Suffolk on April 9, rapidly-changing weather conditions saw a number of snap hail storms batter Suffolk this afternoon.
Suffolk and Essex are set for the warmest weekend of the year with temperatures expected to reach a balmy 21C (70F) on Sunday.
An early lamb bouncing through the fields at Nowton Park and the first sign of their famous daffodils are a sure sign spring is on its way.
Should you wrap up warm, take a raincoat or set off early to catch a replacement bus?
Coastal residents in parts of Suffolk and Essex have been advised to make preparations for possible flooding this afternoon and into tonight.
The Environment Agency is expecting high tide levels in the region tonight and in the early hours of tomorrow and has warned: “Flooding is possible – be prepared.”
This weekend will see mild temperatures and a mix of rain, wind, cloud and sunshine.
The first lamb of the year at the National Trust’s Sutton Hoo site was born in the blustery early hours of this morning - and there was only one name that instantly came to mind.
Just weeks after snow fell in Suffolk and Essex, temperatures could hit highs of 17C (62.6F) in parts of the region today.
The beautiful sight of snowdrops is a sure sign spring is on its way, but forecasters are warning temperatures will plummet in the coming days.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind across the east of England tomorrow with some coastal areas expected to see gusts of up to 60mph.
Forecasters have warned that Suffolk and Essex face the possibility of difficult driving conditions on Friday as a yellow warning for ice was issued.
Patches of dense “freezing” fog could cause long delays on roads across Suffolk and Essex this morning, sparking a warning from police for drivers to take extra care.
Warnings of life-threatening floods are in place in Suffolk tonight as coastal communities prepare for high tides.
More snow is forecast to fall in northern parts of Suffolk tonight and Saturday morning after wintry weather swept across the county.
Lowestoft train station is being evacuated tonight due to danger of flooding from the tidal surge.
An emergency bed scheme for people sleeping rough in Ipswich has been triggered after snow and below-freezing temperatures were forecast this week.
“Thundersnow” and blizzards could sweep away the region’s mild weather as an Arctic cold spell blowing in from the north looks set to cause temperatures to tumble.
Weather forecasters have issued a yellow warning for ice – and potentially fog – tomorrow morning.
It’s time to wrap up warm and grab the anti-freeze as the country faces the first cold snap of the winter.
max temp: 18°C
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