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Weather warning for heavy rain in parts of the Anglia region

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Suffolk.

Area covered by a yellow weather warning for heavy rain on Wednesday. Credit: Met Office

The weather warning is valid until 4pm on Wednesday 7 October 2015

The Met Office is warning that further slow-moving bands of heavy rain are likely to continue into Wednesday and it could cause localised minor flooding.

The Met Office says: "The public should be aware of the risk of minor disruption to travel due to localised surface water flooding."

"Low pressure looks like maintaining some heavy rain within its circulation for a time during Wednesday, these slow-moving.

"Upwards of 30 mm could fall in a few places. Conditions are expected to ease during the afternoon."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment


Weather warning issued for heavy thundery rain in Essex

Heavy thundery rain is affecting Essex on Tuesday morning with the risk of flooding. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain and the risk of thunder in Essex. There is the potential for flooding in the area as up to 50 mm (2 inches) of rain could fall in some areas.

The Met Office says: "Bands of heavy and occasionally thundery showers may become slow-moving in parts of south east England this morning.

"This is most likely across Essex and Kent and may result in longer periods of heavy rain with potential for some flooding. The showers will slowly move away southeast into the Channel this afternoon."

The Met Office weather warning is valid from 7am until 3pm on Tuesday 22 September 2015

Area covered by yellow weather warning until 3pm on Tuesday. Credit: Met Office

"Rainfall accumulations from heavy showers across some parts of the south east are likely to increase this morning as the showers become slow-moving to bring more persistent rain in places.

"20mm of rain in an hour is possible, with perhaps 40-50mm in 3 to 6 hours though most places will see much less than this. Where the heavier rain develops, some minor surface water flooding is possible."

– Chief Forecaster's assessment

Weather warning issued for heavy rain and lightning in the Anglia region on Wednesday

Area covered by the yellow weather warning for heavy rain. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office is warning of heavy rain and the risk of lightning in the Anglia region on Wednesday. It's possible there could be localised flooding and disruption to travel.

The Met Office says persistent and at times heavy rain is expected to spread from south to north during Wednesday, affecting much of England and Wales.

The warning says some heavy and thundery showers could also develop across East Anglia and southeast England during the afternoon. Strong and gusty winds are also expected, with gales in exposure.

"Some localised flooding is possible from fast responding water courses and standing water, this perhaps disrupting travel.

"Lightning associated with the afternoon showers across East Anglia and SE England will be an additional hazard."

– Met Office Weather Warning

The yellow weather warning is valid from 8am on Wednesday 16 September until 9am on Thursday 17 September

The remnants of ex-tropical storm Henri are set to affect Britain on Wednesday. Credit: Met Office

The weather system bringing the wet weather are the remnants of a tropical storm which formed in the western Atlantic last week.

Tropical Storm Henri lasted only a day before being downgraded by the National Hurricane Center in Miami.

"Most parts of the warning area should see 15-30 mm of rain, however some places could see as much as 40-70 mm.

"Furthermore, thunderstorms developing across the southeast and East Anglia Wednesday afternoon have the potential to generate 15-25 mm of rain in a few hours."

– Chief Forecaster's assessment

Video: Tornado captured on camera over Northampton

A tornado has been spotted over Duston near Northampton. Credit: Shaun Whitcombe

Video has been captured of a tornado in the skies above the Duston area close to Northampton. It was spotted at around 12.15pm.

There are reports on social media of damage to nearby houses with roof tiles being blown off and trees damaged as the twister swept through.

The Met Office confirmed that weather conditions in the area suggest it was a tornado.

This video was captured by ITV News viewer Shaun Whitcombe

Tornadoes form as a spiralling column of air descends from the base of a thunderstorm cloud.

It starts as a funnel cloud which can extend all the way to the ground and then becomes a tornado.

Click below to watch a computer animation of the Met Office rainfall radar at the time of the tornado. The brighter colours indicate the heaviest downpours.


Northern Lights seen off the coast of North Norfolk

Aurora picture taken at Salthouse Heath North Norfolk Credit: Russell Waite

There was a treat for anyone looking skywards in Norfolk last night as the Northern Lights were visible from the coast. This picture was taken from Salthouse Heath by Russell Waite.

The aurora borealis is caused by charge particles from the sun interacting with the atmosphere and is normally only seen in countries much closer to the North Pole.

Anglia Weather: Chilly with some sunshine

Expect dry and chilly weather with some sunny spells. Credit: Graham Custance

Today is likely to be a mostly dry day with sunny spells, with just a small chance of the odd shower at first in the east. Temperatures should peak in the high-teens degrees Celsius. Maximum Temperature 19°C.

Tonight it will become generally cloudy, with a chance of patchy light rain at times, especially towards the east. Temperatures should remain in double figures given the cloud cover. Minimum Temperature 12°C.

Tomorrow will be mainly cloudy, with limited bright or sunny intervals. While many areas should stay dry, eastern parts may continue to see the odd spot of rain at times. Maximum Temperature 18°C.

For the rest of the week it'll be rather cloudy initially, but becoming clearer late Wednesday to leave Thursday warmer and sunnier. Mainly dry, with any rain on Tuesday light and patchy, generally dry from midweek.

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