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Warning of heavy rain in the Anglia region Sunday night into Monday

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in the East of England Sunday night into Monday with the risk of flooding. Photo: Joanne Joyce

Yellow weather warning in force from 9pm on Sunday 29 April 2018 until 11.59pm on Monday 30 April 2018

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in the East of England on Sunday night into Monday with the risk of flooding in places.

Up to 50 mm (2 inches) of rain could fall within 48 hours.

The Met Office says heavy rain is likely to affect much of eastern, southeastern and central England on Sunday night and Monday along with strong winds.

What to expect

  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
The area covered by the weather warning for heavy rain is highlighted in yellow. Credit: Met Office

"Heavy rain is likely to reach southeast England and parts of East Anglia later on Sunday then spread further north and west overnight, probably reaching much of eastern, central and southern England by Monday morning.

"The rain is expected to last for much of Monday. Although it is unclear how far west the heaviest rain will extend, accumulations of 25-40 mm could occur quite widely with perhaps 50-70 mm in places during this period.

"The heavy rain will be accompanied by strong to gale force northerly winds and it may be cold enough to produce some snow on high ground although this seems unlikely to settle."

– Met Office

Click below to watch a rainfall forecast for the warning period from 9pm on Sunday until midnight on Monday

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