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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of heavy rain on Bank Holiday Monday.
The warning has now been extended to cover all of the Anglia region.
The Met Office Chief Forecaster says: "Rainfall amounts are likely to exceed 15 mm quite widely, while a few places could see more than 30 mm.."
The warning is valid from 6.00am on Monday 25 August 2014 until 11.50pm.
The Met Office has issued a yellow alert for rain for Bank Holiday Monday. The alert covers Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk & Thurrock and is valid between 0600 and 2350.
A house has been struck by lightning in Essex.
Firefighters are tackling a fire in the loft of a detached house at Witham Road in Wickham Bishops, between Witham and Maldon.
The property was struck by lightning at about 2.45pm.
A yellow warning of rain remains in place for: Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Norfolk, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Suffolk & Thurrock.
That warning remains in place until 2345 Sun 10 Aug
And the rest of the Anglia Weather:
Today: Cloudy with rain, heavy and possibly thundery at times, throughout the morning and into the afternoon. Rain becoming showery by late afternoon, with some dry spells possible. Strong winds throughout the day, with gales possible at times. Maximum temperature 20 deg C (68 deg F).
Tonight: Cloudy and mainly dry overnight, though with a few heavy showers lasting into the small hours of Monday. Winds remaining strong overnight, with a risk of gales. Minimum temperature 12 deg C (54 deg F).
Monday: A blustery day, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered heavy showers, and strong winds continuing throughout the day. Maximum temperature 20 deg C (68 deg F).
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Continuing windy through to Thursday, with further showers mixed with sunny or clear spells. Perhaps becoming more settled later on Thursday.
This evening and tonight: After a mainly dry start to the night, outbreaks of rain will develop across most parts by dawn. Some of the rain turning persistent and heavy. Winds increasing to strong near coasts by the end of the night. Minimum temperature 13 deg C (55 deg F).
Sunday: A wet morning with a few heavier bursts of rain. Turning drier for the afternoon as strong westerly winds develop, with gales mainly confined to coastal areas. Maximum temperature 22 deg C (72 deg F).
Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: A windy start to the week with a mix of sunshine and showers. Some of the showers will be heavy and possibly thundery at times. Feeling cooler than of late.
Thundery showers are now developing in parts of the Anglia region with one particularly heavy downpour moving north through parts of Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire. A Met Office yellow warning for rain is currently in force for the rest of Friday because of the risk of further slow-moving thundery showers this afternoon and this evening.
According to the Met Office Chief Meteorologist:
The Met Office have issued several yellow weather warnings for rain in the Anglia region during the next few days as the weather turns increasingly unsettled.
According to the Met Office:
Once Friday's rain has cleared, there'll be a brief interlude on Saturday with a mix of sunshine and blustery showers expected. However, there's a risk of further heavy rain and strong winds on Sunday if an ex-hurricane develops into a deep Atlantic low pressure system and heads towards the UK.
According to the Met Office:
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Britain has seen its driest first half of September since before the 1960s and it's also been rather warm.
Low cloud will once again spread across the region. Mist and fog reforming