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Hail storm sets wintry scene in changeable summer

Hail is not unusual during a British summer as it's produced in the towering thunderstorm clouds that often build up during the season. However it can quickly turn a summer scene into a wintry wonderland.

That's what happened in Belton near Great Yarmouth in Norfolk on Saturday 23 August 2014 at the start of the Late Summer Bank Holiday weekend.

These pictures were sent in by ITV Anglia viewers Lesley Chalmers and John Welsby:

A covering of hail at Belton, Norfolk. Credit: Lesley Chalmers
Pea-sized hail falling at Belton, Norfolk on Saturday 23 August 2014. Credit: Lesley Chalmers
Hail falling at Belton, Norfolk on Saturday. Credit: John Welsby
Hail on the grass at Belton, Norfolk. Credit: Lesley Chalmers
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A covering of hail at Belton, Norfolk. Credit: John Welsby
Hail covering the ground at Belton, Norfolk. Credit: Lesley Chalmers
Hail covering the roads in Belton, Norfolk. Credit: John Welsby
A thick covering of pea-sized hail at Belton in Norfolk. Credit: Lesley Chalmers

Temperatures fell close to freezing in the Anglia region during the early hours of the morning on Sunday 24 August 2014.

It dropped to 2.2°C at Santon Downham in Suffolk.

Hail covering a garden in Belton, Norfolk. Credit: John Welsby

These are the minimum temperatures recorded in the Anglia region on Saturday night into Sunday morning:

  • 2.2°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 3.7°C in Writtle, Essex
  • 4.0°C in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 4.2°C in Woburn, Bedfordshire
  • 5.0°C in Norwich
  • 5.3°C in Stowe, Buckinghamshire
  • 5.4°C in Marham, Norfolk
  • 5.8°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 5.9°C in Andrewsfield, Essex
  • 5.9°C in Cambridge
  • 6.2°C in Northampton
  • 6.3°C in Wittering, Cambs

The average minimum temperature in the Anglia region during August should be around 12°C.

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