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Suffolk Show opens

Suffolk Show Credit: ITV ANGLIA

Rain fell on the first day of the Suffolk show - now in its 182nd year. Organisers are hoping for better luck than last year when the second day was cancelled because of the weather.

Suffolk Show Credit: ITV ANGLIA
Suffolk Show Credit: ITV ANGLIA
Suffolk Show Credit: ITV ANGLIA

This year there's a record amount of sponsorship, with up to 90 thousand spectators are expected over the two days.

Latest rainfall radar image

Met Office radar image showing where the rain was falling in the Anglia region at 7.45am on Monday Credit: Met Office

The forecast is for heavy rain to clear eastwards then brighter skies developing. Many parts dry for much of the day but showers will develop, these heavy, perhaps thundery at times and quite slow moving, giving a risk of local downpours. Maximum temperature 10°C.

The yellow and orange areas of the map above indicate rain rates of 2 to 8 mm per hour.

Parts of Northamptonshire have seen a month's worth of rain in less than a week.

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Anglia weather update

Rain continuing through the evening and for much of the night, with heavy bursts at times, especially over hills. It will also become very windy later in the night, with gusts up to 60 mph. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

It will become dry and bright for a time on Sunday, with some sunny spells, and the strong winds easing. However, showery rain may reach some southern parts late in the day. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Anglia weather update

TODAY

Mostly light rain at first will gradually become heavier across the area during the morning, then persisting through rest of the afternoon. Still quite mild though. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

TONIGHT

Cloud and rain will clear during the evening. Temperatures will dip for a time, but increasing winds will arrive towards morning. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

East of England

Overcast, mild, with further rain or drizzle, although this evening many eastern areas will become temporarily dry. Then late tonight the rain will become widespread, persistent and also sometimes heavy. Minimum Temperature 8 °

The rain will linger for the start of tomorrow and will be slow to clear the east, where it could stay wet for a good part of the day. It looks like it will become dry from the west later in the afternoon, with the chance of a few brighter spells. Max temp 10C.

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Weather update

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain or drizzle this evening but becoming generally dry through the night. Staying quite cloudy but with a few clear intervals possible. A much milder night. Minimum Temperature 9 °C.

Tuesday:

Cloudy at times but generally dry and some brighter spells are also likely. Feeling mild, despite quite a brisk breeze. Maximum Temperature 12 °C.

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