Suffolk is set to be hit with 50mph gale force winds as temperatures start to rise to end the region's cold snap. 

The weather shift is expected this weekend after a week of sub-zero temperatures across the county. 

A Met Office spokeswoman said: "The winds will pick up over the coming days as we see a change in the weather type from cold but comparatively settled weather to more wet and windy conditions.

"Sunday will be a particularly windy day for much of the country including Suffolk."

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Suffolk is forecast to be hit with 50mph gusts over Saturday and Sunday.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind in other parts of the country. 

Temperatures will begin to rise with some towns such as Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds and Lowestoft seeing daytime temperatures of 11C heading into next week.

Overnight temperatures will no longer be below 0C.