Slap on your sun cream and stay cool in the heat before the rain sets in!

PUBLISHED: 19:36 26 May 2017 | UPDATED: 19:36 26 May 2017

Sunbathers enjoying the hot temperatures in Broomhill Park, Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Sunbathers enjoying the hot temperatures in Broomhill Park, Ipswich. Picture: GREGG BROWN

The bank holiday weekend is here and it’s set to be a warm one, but there’s still a chance you might have to swap your bikini or Bermudas for a brollie.

Sunbathers enjoying the hot temperatures in Broomhill Park, Ipswich. Pictured is Cameron Barton. Picture: GREGG BROWNSunbathers enjoying the hot temperatures in Broomhill Park, Ipswich. Pictured is Cameron Barton. Picture: GREGG BROWN

Suffolk and Essex could see temperatures peak around 28C on Saturday and 25C on Sunday, but it could be dampened with a few showers too.

Jim Bacon, forecaster at Weatherquest, said we may see some scattered showers over the weekend and a possibility of thunderstorms and intense rain on Monday.

There is a weather warning in place for 24 hours from lunchtime on Sunday to 12pm on Monday, which predicts torrential thundery outbreaks are likely in places with the possibility of localised flooding.

Met Office spokesman Oli Claydon said: “The key thing I would point out is a lot of the rainfall that’s likely to come over the weekend is showers and some may get it and some may not.

Sunbathers enjoying the hot temperatures in Broomhill Park, Ipswich. Pictured is the Barton family. Picture: GREGG BROWNSunbathers enjoying the hot temperatures in Broomhill Park, Ipswich. Pictured is the Barton family. Picture: GREGG BROWN

“It is variable, but where those showers do occur they could be quite intense.”

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has issued fresh advise to people enjoying the sunshine this weekend after rainfall in April dropped by almost 70% compared to last year, increasing the chances of fires catching and spreading.

Yesterday, 600 square metres of undergrowth caught fire close to the Sutton Heath Estate near Woodbridge, while on Thursday, May 25 a fire took hold in Thetford Forest and earlier this month on May 7, a gorse fire at Southwold Golf Club destroyed more than 500 yards of shrubbery.

Safety advice from the fire service includes avoiding using open fires ion the countryside as dry grass can ignite easily.

Glass bottles and jars should be disposed of properly to reduce the risk of sun light being concentrated though the glass and barbecues should only be used in suitable locations with care taken to ensure they are extinguished before leaving the area.

Cigarettes should also be put out completely and not thrown out of car windows.

Dan Fearn, deputy chief fire officer, said: “While we want people to have a good time and make the most of the good weather and the fantastic surroundings we have here in Suffolk, we also want them to be safe.

“Please heed advice and be aware of your surroundings at all times.”

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