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So the early hours of Saturday 4 July saw widespread electrical storms across East Anglia.
It seemed some of you took a few shots of the storms.
With every good heatwave in the British summer there is nearly always a spectacular thunderstorm or two.
The early hours of Saturday 4 July saw widespread electrical storms across East Anglia.
At Hitchin in Hertfordshire there was 35 mm of rain, which is more than normally falls in two weeks in July.
Rainfall totals in the Anglia region in the 12 hours to 10am on Saturday
- 21.4 mm in Bedford
- 21.2 mm in Woburn, Bedfordshire
- 17.6 mm in Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire
- 15.0 mm in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
- 13.6 mm in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
- 11.8 mm in Wattisham, Suffolk
- 8.0 mm in Writtle, Essex
- 7.2 mm in Cambridge
- 3.8 mm in Norwich
Abellio Greater Anglia and Network Rail are warning there could be some delays in train services because of the hot weather.
Tomorrow (Wednesday) some services will have speed restrictions imposed.
Following a cool summer so far, a brief blast of heat is expected during the next few days - peaking on Wednesday. The weather charts below show how hot it could get where you are.
Many inland and western parts of the Anglia region will reach or exceed 30ºC.
Somewhere in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, or Northamptonshire could reach 33ºC - the highest temperature for two years.
There's a small chance that the mercury will rise to 34ºC - making it the hottest day since 2006.
For relief from the heat, you'd need to head to the east coast, where an onshore breeze will keep temperatures in the low to mid 20s Celsius.
It's been the hottest day of the year so far in the UK and in the Anglia region.
A break in the clouds allowed temperatures to climb to 27.7ºC at Writtle in Essex this afternoon.
This beat the previous maximum temperature this year of 26.0ºC at Shoeburyness in Essex.
Gravesend in Kent saw the UK's hottest temperature as the mercury climbed to 27.8ºC, narrowly beating Writtle for the top spot.
Today's record is unlikely to last longer than a few days.
Although it will feel fresher at the weekend, the weather turns even hotter next week. It is now thought likely that temperatures will exceed 30ºC across large parts of the Anglia region, away from the coast.
Latest ITV News reports
Fine and dry throughout the day with some good long sunny spells, feeling hot in the afternoon sun. Highs of 29 deg C (84 deg F).