Around 70,000 people are expected to head to Ipswich over the next four days to take part in one of the biggest events of the year in our region.
This year's Maritime festival was launched about an hour ago and our Reporter Tanya Mercer was there.
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Wintry showers will continue to affect East Anglia on Sunday, elsewhere it should be largely dry. Some sunny intervals are likely.
The wintry weather is continuing across the Anglia region with sleet and snow in many areas. Here is a selection of pictures from viewers.
Cold with further wintry showers which may merge into longer periods of snow after midnight.