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More rain in the past 24 hours than the previous 3 weeks

The Anglia region had as much as 24 mm of rain (1 inch) in the 24 hours to 10am on Monday Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

With the passing of the equinox on Saturday, the final vestiges of summer gave way to autumn over the weekend. The Anglia region has seen more rain in the past 24 hours than during the whole of the rest of September.

Wittering in Cambridgeshire had 23.8 mm (0.9 inches) of the rain in the 24 hours to 10am on Monday morning. The previous 22 days had seen only 7 mm of rain.

Sunday's rain was down to a deep area of low pressure that developed in the wake of ex-Hurricane Nadine in the Atlantic and tracked north towards the British Isles. Before Sunday, the Anglia region had seen only 9 mm (0.4 inches) of rain in September.

Rainfall in the Anglia region in the 24 hours to 10am on Monday 24 September 2012:

  • Wittering, Cambridgeshire - 24 mm
  • Northampton - 23 mm
  • Shoeburyness, Essex - 22 mm
  • Woburn, Bedfordshire - 19 mm
  • Wattisham, Suffolk - 18 mm
  • Bedford - 18 mm
  • Sawtry, Cambridgeshire - 18 mm
  • Marham, Norfolk - 18 mm
  • Andrewsfield, Essex - 17 mm
  • Cambridge - 17 mm
  • Weybourne, Norfolk - 17 mm
  • Writtle, Essex - 17 mm
  • Norwich - 16 mm
  • Santon Downham, Suffolk - 16 mm
  • Holbeach, Lincolnshire - 15 mm
  • Higham, Suffolk - 13 mm
  • Cromer, Norfolk - 12 mm
Radar image showing the rainfall in the Anglia region at midday on Monday. Credit: Met Office

The wettest place in the UK in the 24 hours to 10am on Monday was Hereford with 64.6 mm (2.5 inches) of rain.

The Anglia region will be hit by more heavy rain through Monday and there is a risk of localised flooding.

Click here for more information on flooding from the Environment Agency.