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Flood Warning issued for area north of Norwich

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for Spixworth Beck from, and including Horsham St Faith to Crostwick to the north of Norwich.

Flooding is expected for Beck Lane Ford at Horsham St Faith.

The Environment Agency says the general area is also covered by a Flood Alert.

"We are seeing high river levels on the Spixworth Beck due to localised heavy thunderstorms. River levels are likely to continue to rise. Over the next 12 hours the forecast is for further thunderstorms. We are continuing to monitor the situation closely, working alongside partners including the Met Office and local authorities."

– Environment Agency

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Flood Warning issued in Southend

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Roach, Prittle Brook and Eastwood Brook at Southend in Essex

Flood warning sign
The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Roach, Prittle Brook and Eastwood Brook at Southend Credit: PA Wire

The Environment Agency says immediate action is required and that properties are expected to flood along Prittlebrook, particularly Sutton Court Drive.

There's also a warning about waterside properties in Rochford, particularly Oak Road and St Andrews Road.

Environment Agency Flood Warnings

Read more: Flash flooding in Essex and Norfolk

Train delays in Essex after lightning strike

Lightning strikes in Essex in the hours to 4.35pm on Sunday 20 July 2014.
Lightning strikes in Essex in the hours to 4.35pm on Sunday 20 July 2014. Credit: Met Office

There are train delays of up to an hour on Greater Anglia services between Stratford and Southend Victoria in Essex due to lightning strike.

Lines in both directions are blocked and trains may be delayed by up to 60 minutes. Engineers are en route to assess the problem.

Read more: Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms

Picture galley: Dramatic images of the lightning storms

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Teenager dies after Latitude festival

A teenager has died after becoming ill at Latitude this weekend.

The man, who was in his late teens, had to be air lifted to hospital from the festival site at Henham Park near Southwold at about 4.30pm on Saturday.

Organisers confirmed he had died in the early hours of this morning due to an "isolated medical condition".

It happened as more than 35,000 people attended each of the festival's three sold-out days.

Sunday's thunderstorms breaking out in Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk

Met Office rainfall radar image taken at 2.15pm showing a line of thunderstorms in east Norfolk, east Suffolk and east Essex.
Met Office rainfall radar image taken at 2.15pm showing a line of thunderstorms in east Norfolk, east Suffolk and east Essex. Credit: Met Office

Thunderstorms have started to break out over eastern parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

The Met Office has a yellow weather alert in force warning of torrential thundery downpours in places with the risk of surface water flooding. There's also the possibility of hail and strong gusts of wind.

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Met Office yellow weather warning for further thunderstorms

Area affected by the Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms.
Area affected by the Met Office yellow weather warning for thunderstorms. Credit: Met Office

There is a Met Office yellow weather warning in force for further heavy rain and thunderstorms across the Anglia region on Sunday.

The warning says: "Further heavy, thundery showers are likely to develop in some eastern parts of the UK today. Although many places within the warning area will stay dry, where storms do occur, torrential downpours are possible with lightning, hail and perhaps locally strong wind gusts. The most likely areas for local disruption are across parts of eastern and southeastern England."

The weather warning is valid until 11.55pm on Sunday 20 July 2014

"The remnants of the very warm, humid, unstable airmass are still affecting eastern and some central parts of the UK today. As a result, further thundery showers are likely to develop across these parts in response to daytime heating today. There remains some uncertainty regarding exactly where these may develop and, as often happens in this situation, some areas will stay dry."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment
Satellite and rainfall radar image taken at 11.30am on Sunday 20 July 2014.
Satellite and rainfall radar image taken at 11.30am on Sunday 20 July 2014. Credit: Met Office

Read more: The latest Anglia Weather forecast

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Teenager fighting for his life after becoming ill at Latitude

A teenager is in a fighting for his life in hospital this morning after becoming ill at Latitude this weekend.

He had to be air lifted to hospital from the festival site at Henham Park, near Southwold, at about 4.30pm on Saturday.

A spokesman for the East Anglia Air Ambulance said he had become "acutely unwell and was treated on the scene by EAAA medics".

The man, who is in his late teens, arrived at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital just after 5pm.

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