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Weather warning for heavy thundery showers in the East

The area covered by a Met Office yellow weather warning on Monday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of heavy thundery rain in parts of the Anglia region.

The warning is valid from noon on Monday until 8pm.

The Met Office says: "Scattered but potentially intense thundery downpours are likely to develop from the middle of the day onwards across this region.

"The public should be aware that where these occur, they could bring a risk of surface water flooding, with hail and gusty winds posing additional hazards locally."

The Met Office chief forecaster's assessment: "Plenty of energy and moisture in the atmosphere again today, but (as often in such situations) it is difficult to pin down the counties most at risk from intense downpours.

"Around 20 mm of rain could fall within an hour at a few locations but the majority of places will see much less."

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Met Office yellow weather warning for heavy thundery rain

Area of the southern UK covered by a the Met Office yellow weather warning for rain Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has updated its yellow weather warning for heavy thundery rain on Saturday. The warning covers the whole Anglia region and other areas and is valid until 9pm on Saturday.

Rainfall radar image at 11.15am on Saturday 7 June 2014 Credit: Met Office

The Met Office warning says: "Heavy, thundery rain is expected to affect parts of the UK on Saturday.During the morning the south will be at risk from more widespread thundery developments and locally intense rainfall.

"The focus is then expected to shift into northern England, southwest Scotland and eastern fringes of Northern Ireland during the afternoon, while parts of southern Britain see improving conditions.

"The public should be aware of the potential for localised flooding due to the intensity of the downpours although the location of the heaviest rainfall remains uncertain."

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Areas at risk from thunderstorms on Saturday

A computer model projection shows those areas most at risk from heavy rain and thunderstorms during Saturday. Following a sunny and warm end to the working week, the humidity will peak on Saturday morning and it's likely some places will be hit by intense thundery downpours.

Although the precise location of these hit-and-miss thunderstorms is likely to differ from the model projection, it gives an idea of those areas most at risk.

A Met Office yellow warning is in force for the risk of local disruption due to heavy rain.

Where the thunderstorms occur, there's a risk of frequent lightning, hail and more than an inch of rain in the space of an hour.

Weather warning of heavy thundery rain

The Anglia region is covered by a yellow weather warning for heavy thundery rain on Saturday Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has renewed its yellow weather warning for heavy thundery rain on Saturday.

Although most of the country is at risk of heavy downpours it is possible many areas will miss the worst of the weather.

The warning is valid from 3am on Saturday until 11.45pm

The Met Office warning says: "Heavy, thundery rain is expected to affect parts of the UK on Saturday. Some initial thundery outbreaks, possibly accompanied by frequent lightning, may arrive from around midnight.

"But it is later in the night and during the morning that the south will be at risk from more widespread thundery developments and locally intense rainfall.

"The focus is then expected to shift into northern England, southwest Scotland and eastern fringes of Northern Ireland during the afternoon, while parts of southern Britain see improving conditions.

"The public should be aware of the potential for localised flooding due to the intensity of the downpours although the location of the heaviest rainfall remains uncertain."

The Met Office Chief Forecaster said: "It is likely that many places within the current broad warning area will miss the worst of the storms, but where they occur they could produce in excess of 20 mm of rain in an hour, with one or two places seeing more than 40 mm within 2 or 3 hours."

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A month's worth of rain in a day: rainfall totals in the Anglia region

The Anglia region has seen its wettest week since November 2012 with a month's worth of rain falling in the past seven days.

Wattisham in Suffolk has seen nearly a month's worth of rain in just 24 hours.

The average monthly rainfall for May in the Anglia region is 50 mm.

Rainfall totals in the Anglia region in the 24 hours to 10pm on Tuesday 27 May

  • 49 mm in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 44 mm in Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • 33 mm in Norwich
  • 31 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 27 mm in Charsfield, Suffolk
  • 25 mm in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 21 mm in Cambridge
  • 15 mm in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 15 mm in Marham, Norfolk
  • 15 mm at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambs
  • 13 mm in Bedford
  • 12 mm in Woburn, Beds
  • 10 mm in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 9 mm in Northampton
  • 6 mm in Wittering, Cambs
  • 5 mm in Stowe, Buckinghamshire

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for some parts of the Anglia region

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