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Downpours dump a month's worth of rain in just two hours

Almost a whole month's worth of rain has fallen in just a couple of hours in Cambridgeshire.

Monks Wood near Sawtry recorded 48 mm (2 inches) of rain during Thursday afternoon. An average June at that site usually sees 54 mm of rain during the entire month.

The extent of the torrential downpours across the Anglia region can been seen on the Met Office rainfall radar sequence

With Met Office weather warnings for heavy rain in the Anglia region for seven consecutive days, it has been a very wet June so far.

But the torrential showers are hit-and-miss; while some areas suffer a deluge, a few miles down the road it stays dry.

Santon Downham in Suffolk had 17 mm of rain during Thursday while Marham in Norfolk saw 10 mm.

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Get set for more thundery downpours and lightning

For the sixth day running the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of thundery downpours in some parts of the Anglia region.

The weather warning is in force from 10am until 10pm on Thursday 16 June 2016

The Met Office says scattered heavy showers are expected to develop yet again on Thursday, and will lead to slow-moving downpours.

The forecaster says: "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."

Area covered by a yellow weather warning on Thursday 16 June 2016. Credit: Met Office

"The daily rise in temperature will again trigger slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms.

"Once again, 15-25 mm could fall within an hour in scattered locations, and possibly more very locally,bringing the risk of flooding, especially if across urban areas."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

A further weather warning is in place for more heavy rain in the southern half of the Anglia region on Friday 17 June.

Another day, another weather warning for thundery showers across the East of England

For the fifth consecutive day there is a Met Office yellow weather warning in force for heavy and potentially thundery showers across the East of England.

There is also a further warning in place for Thursday

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

The weather warning covering the Anglia region is in force from 10am and 9pm on Wednesday 15 June 2016

The Met Office says scattered heavy, thundery showers are expected to develop yet again on Wednesday, and will lead to slow-moving downpours.

The weather forecaster says: "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."

"Rising temperatures will trigger slow-moving heavy showers and thunderstorms.

"Once again, 15-25 mm are likely to fall within an hour in scattered locations, bringing the risk of flooding, especially if across urban areas."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

A similar weather warning has also been issued for Thursday valid from 10am until 10pm.

Torrential rain leaves village green underwater

The village green at South Creake is awash Credit: Kassandra Wells

Heavy showers have caused the stream at South Creake in Norfolk to overflow its banks.

Kassandra Wells sent us these pictures. She says she's never seen such bad flooding in the village.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning for the region, warning that heavy showers could cause disruption until 10pm tonight.

Some will become thundery, leading to slow-moving downpours across the warning area. Some locations will miss these but where they do occur, please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel. Lightning could be an additional hazard.

– Met Office

A viewer in King's Lynn tweeted us this video of thunder over the town.

Water from the stream has flooded the green Credit: Kassandra Wells
Heavy showers have left the village soaked Credit: Kassandra Wells

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Weather warning for heavy thundery showers in the Anglia region

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for further heavy showers which may become thundery.

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

The yellow weather warning is in force from 10am until 10pm on Tuesday 14 June 2016

The Met Office says Heavy showers will develop more widely again today. Some will become thundery, leading to slow-moving downpours across the warning area.

The Met Office added: "Some locations will miss these but where they do occur, please be aware of possible localised flooding and disruption to travel. Lightning could be an additional hazard."

"As with most recent days, temperatures will rise, triggering some heavy downpours.

"These may locally produce 15 to 25 mm of rainfall in an hour, bringing the risk of flooding, especially if affecting urban areas."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

There is a further yellow warning for similar conditions in the Anglia region on Wednesday. That warning is in force from 10am until 9pm.

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