December 12 2013 Latest news:
Sunday, August 25, 2013
It was a weekend of contrasts as Saturday saw heavy rain and flash flooding in some areas while Sunday lived up to its name as people flooded to the beaches to enjoy some good weather.
The good news is that the sunshine should continue throughout Monday and into the rest of the week.
Jim Bacon, from UEA-based forecaster Weatherquest, said: “We’ve had some heavy rain across the region over the last 24 hours but now things should improve for the rest of the Bank Holiday Weekend.
“It will not be unbroken sun and I think there will be a few clouds about at times.
“The weather doesn’t effect everywhere equally so there will be some places which have just been quite cloudy and had some drizzle.
“It should be staying fine for most of this next week. Towards the end we may have to start talking about some showery rain again.”
The weather has led to contrasting days for businesses as well with some seeing a slow start to the weekend before business picked up with the return of the sun.
Alexis Camelin, general manager at Pleasurewood Hills, said: “We were really quiet on Saturday which was a shame. The weather forecast was bad but we barely had a drop of rain so the forecast did for us.
“Today has been extremely busy. We have the East Coast Truckers here bringing kids from all over the county and we have around 3,500 people here.”
The East Coast Truckers event brings disadvantaged children from around the area to Pleasurewood Hills and Great Yarmouth to enjoy a day out.
It was a different story in Hunstanton where the Sea Life Centre saw an incredibly busy Saturday followed up by a quieter day yesterday.
Operations manager Jana Sirova said: “This week has been really good for us but the best day was Saturday. We had 1,400 visitors. With the drizzle people tend to come and do indoor activities which helps us.
“A lot of our business comes from holidaymakers and for them Sunday is changeover day so we tend to be quite quiet.”
On the other side of the county business seems to be booming.
Susan Millican, a tourist information assistant in Great Yarmouth, said: “We’ve been very busy. We have struggled to find accommodation, it is all booked up.
“There are quite a few people on the beach enjoying themselves and getting into the water. I think the good weather has definitely made a difference.”