With Storm Kathleen expected to hit parts of the UK this weekend, the forecast weather in Suffolk may be surprising. 

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for wind in western Britain and Northern Ireland on Saturday with 70mph gusts of winds battering some areas.

However Suffolk will have a very different weather that day - with the county expected to be hotter than Barcelona.

Areas in west Suffolk are expected to be the warmest, with Mildenhall and Brandon expected to reach 21C.

Temperatures in Ipswich are forecast to peak at 20C while the Suffolk coast will be cooler with highs of 17C. 

On Sunday the county will be slightly cooler, with temperatures reaching highs of 16C across the whole of Suffolk.

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A spokesman for the Met Office said: "On Saturday, Storm Kathleen is chiefly affecting the weather in western parts of the UK, with some strong winds and potential disruption for many within the warning area.

"However, in East Anglia and Suffolk, there will be a largely different felling to the weather with less in the way of gusty winds and temperatures on the rise on Saturday.

"As Kathleen tracks northwards to the west of the UK, it's drawing in warmer air from the south over the UK, which is likely to bring the hottest day of the year so far somewhere in the area.

"Temperatures could possibly touch 22C in the afternoon when there should be some good levels of sunshine."

"Rainfall in the weekend for the Suffolk area is also reduced from the levels of recent week in the coming days.

"However, there are some signals for some further unsettled at the start of the next week, before a potential return to some drier conditions for the area later next week."