May 26 2013 Latest news:
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Forecasters are predicting that we will have a month’s worth of rain over the weekend.
Jim Bacon, from UEA-based Weatherquest, said the average rainfall for a month is about two inches, and over this weekend - from since the heavy rain began last night - there could be between one and two inches of rain.
He said: “It will be a very wet day today and stay wet throughout the evening and overnight. It may well turn to sleet or snow in some places for a time.
“It will be a cold day tomorrow with a north easterly wind and wintry showers and it will stay bitterly cold through the first part of next week with further wintry showers.”
He added; “The main message is it is getting a lot colder and very wet at first - we are talking between one and two inches of rain across Norfolk and parts of east Suffolk.
“It is a significant amount and it means there will be a lot of standing water on the roads.”
Mr Bacon said rainfall to midday today in Lingwood was 31mm and in Stalham was 45mm.