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Half-inch hailstones and spectacular lightning show

Hail covering the ground at Easton near Norwich on Saturday 11 October 2014. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Jim Rice

Parts of Norfolk were hit by torrential rain and hail storms combined with a stunning lightning show on Saturday night.

Hailstones measuring more than 10 mm or half an inch across were recorded at Easton close to Norwich.

Hail covering the ground at Easton near Norwich on Saturday 11 October 2014. Credit: ITV News Anglia / Jim Rice

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Heavy rain spreading east across the Anglia region

Where the rain was at 1.40pm on Saturday 4 October 2014 - the yellow and red areas indicate the heavier rain Credit: Met Office

The first widespread heavy rain for more than a month has arrived in the Anglia region and is spreading eastwards. It doesn't mean the weekend is an entire washout as the rain will clear away into the North Sea.

It does however herald the arrival of fresher autumnal conditions in contrast to the mild weather of the past few weeks.

Latest rainfall readings in the hour to 1pm on Saturday

  • 4.2 mm in Harpenden, Herts
  • 3.4 mm in Bedford
  • 3.2 mm in Woburn, Beds
  • 2.4 mm in Wittering, Cambs
  • 2.2 mm in Stowe, Bucks

Northampton had more than 2 mm of rain in the hour up to midday on Saturday, more rain than fell during the previous ten days. The town had only 10 mm of rain during the whole of September.

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