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Car left stranded in flooded ford

The VW is stranded in water up to the radiator grill Credit: @ncfcatwembley

A viewer has tweeted us pictures of a car stranded in a flooded ford at Shotesham in Norfolk.

It's not known how the car came to get stuck, but broken windows suggest the occupants had to smash their way out to escape the flood waters.

Some places in the Anglia region have already seen rainfall totals more than double than would normally fall in June.

Police have taped off the ford Credit: @ncfcatwembley
The car is immersed Credit: @ncfcatwembley
Windows in the car have been broken so the occupants could escape Credit: @ncfcatwembley

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Weather warning for more heavy rain in eastern parts of Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for more heavy rain in eastern parts of East Anglia during Sunday afternoon.

Eastern parts of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk are included in a Met Office yellow weather warning. Credit: Met Office

The weather warning is in force from 1pm until 5pm on Sunday 26 June 2016

The Met Office says following this morning's heavy showers, further heavy showers are likely to develop for a time this afternoon across eastern parts of both East Anglia and Kent.

Although some places will miss the showers, please be aware of the risk of localised impacts due to surface water flooding, especially in locations where the ground is already very wet, following heavy rain during the past few days.

The showers should quickly die out later this afternoon.

There are still showers across the Anglia region on Sunday morning and more are expected in the afternoon. Credit: Met Office

"The remnants of the deeply unstable airmass of the past few days are expected to remain over the extreme southeast of the UK through today.

"As temperatures rise this afternoon, this will probably lead to further heavy showers developing, although these are unlikely to be quite as heavy as yesterday. Rainfall rates of 15 mm in an hour could occur locally."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

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Amber weather warning for more thundery downpours in the south of the Anglia region

The Met Office has issued an amber "be prepared" weather warning for southern parts of the Anglia region as more thundery downpours are forecast.

The whole region is covered by a yellow "be aware" weather warning.

Areas covered by amber and yellow weather warnings for Thursday into Friday. Credit: Met Office

The amber weather warning is in force in parts of Hertfordshire and Essex from 3pm until 11pm on Thursday 23 June 2016.

The yellow weather warning is valid until 2am on Friday 24 June 2016 and covers the entire Anglia region.

The Met Office is warning of possible disruption to travel and localised flooding as well as frequent lightning.

The Met Office says there is a risk of thunderstorms affecting the London area this afternoon and evening.

Although some areas will miss them, potentially intense thundery downpours are likely elsewhere in the Anglia region this afternoon and evening before they clear later this evening or during the early hours of Friday.

More thundery showers are heading northeastwards across the Channel towards the Anglia region. Credit: Met Office

"Another wave of thunderstorms breaking out across southeastern UK this afternoon and evening is likely to bring some thunderstorms into the London area.

"Whether these storms are as severe as those of last night is, at this stage, uncertain, but in view of storms being expected during the afternoon and evening impacts may be as widespread as those of last night and first thing this morning.

"Warm and humid air has spread into roughly the southeastern quarter of the UK, bringing with it a risk of thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Where thunderstorms occur torrential rain and frequent lightning are expected.

"30 mm or more of rain could fall in an hour and locally in excess of 50 mm is possible in two or three hours."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

Weather warning for return of the summer thunderstorms to East Anglia

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of thundery downpours returning to the Anglia region from Wednesday through to Friday.

Many places will miss the showers but some areas could suffer torrential downpours.

Area covered by yellow and amber weather warnings on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office warning is in force from 6pm on Wednesday 22 June until 6am on Friday 24 June 2016

The Met Office says although some areas will miss them, potentially intense thundery downpours seem likely to affect parts of the warning area from Wednesday late afternoon or early evening onwards into the early hours of Thursday or Thursday morning.

Further scattered thunderstorms are then likely to break out from Thursday afternoon onwards into Thursday night.

The Met Office is warning people to be aware of possible disruption to travel and localised flooding as well as frequent lightning.

"Increasingly warm and humid air arriving from France later on Wednesday brings with it a risk of thunderstorms.

"These thunderstorms are likely to occur in a couple of main waves, from Wednesday late afternoon or early evening into early Thursday and a second wave breaking out later on Thursday.

"Where thunderstorms occur torrential rain and frequent lightning are expected, as well as a chance of some hail. 30 mm or more of rain could fall in an hour and locally in excess of 50 mm is possible in two or three hours.

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

The Met Office rainfall forecast computer animation shows where the heaviest rain is predicted to fall

The Met Office says that the northwestward extent of these thunderstorms remains a little uncertain and parts of southeastern England are considered most likely to be affected.

With this in mind an amber warning has been issued for this area from Wednesday evening through until early Thursday.

Ending the week with another weather warning for torrential thundery downpours

For the seventh consecutive day the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of thundery downpours and lightning in the Anglia region on Friday.

The area covered by the yellow weather warning on Friday 17 June 2016. Credit: Met Office

The yellow weather warning is in force from 10am until 10pm on Friday 17 June 2016

The Met Office says heavy showers are expected to redevelop on Friday, organising into slow-moving bands in places, and leading to some torrential downpours.

The forecaster added: "As on preceding days some locations will miss these downpours, but please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel where they do occur. Lightning could be an additional hazard."

The Met Office rainfall forecast animation shows the areas at highest risk of the heaviest downpours

"In addition to the residual, heavy showers overnight, the daily rise in temperature will once again trigger slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms.

"However, unlike preceding days the area affected is expected to recede southwards and eastwards through the day.

"Once again, 15-25 mm, and very locally in excess of 30 mm could fall within an hour, bringing the risk of flooding, especially if they occur across urban areas."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment
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