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East Anglia faces flooding with a fortnight's rain in a day

Rainfall radar image at 3.05pm showing heavy rain in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex. Credit: Met Office

Parts of East Anglia are facing flooding along some roads with some properties at risk as river levels rise. Up to 25 mm (1 inch) or rain has fallen since midnight which is the amount that usually falls in two weeks.

Trains services have been suspended in Norfolk because of flooding at Worstead on the line between Norwich and Sheringham.

By 3pm, the Environment Agency had issued four flood warnings and 15 lower level flood alerts.

Rainfall totals in the Anglia region on Sunday until 3pm

  • 28 mm at Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • 24 mm in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 23 mm in Norwich
  • 21 mm at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 20 mm in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 19 mm in Writtle, Essex
  • 18 mm in Cambridge
  • 13 mm in Bedford
  • 9 mm in Northampton

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Weather warning for persistent rain on Sunday

Area covered by yellow weather warning for rain in force 3am-9pm on Sunday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for persistent rain on Sunday which could cause localised flooding of land and roads in some areas.

The warning area covers parts of Norfolk, along with Suffolk and Essex and small areas of Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire.

The warning is in force from 3am until 9pm on Sunday 23 November 2014

The Met Office says: "Rain will be persistent and locally heavy through much of Sunday. Falling on saturated ground, it is likely to cause some surface water flooding in places before clearing eastwards. The public should be aware of this hazard."

A waving front will lie across the area for much of the day, with more than 20 mm expected in places. Given the wetter than average weather of late, these totals bring the risk of surface water.

– Met Office chief forecaster's assessment

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