A cloudy start with some rain. Improving later.
Increasing cloud and rain arriving overnight
Plenty of sunshine across the region this morning. More cloud later, ahead of some rainfall arriving overnight.
Yellow warning for heavy rain has now been extended northwards to cover whole of @itvanglia area on Bank Holiday Monday
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.
– Met Office Yellow Weather Warning
"Heavy rain will spread from the southwest on Bank Holiday Monday. A complex area of low pressure will bring an unpleasant day's weather to much of England and Wales on Monday. The public should be aware that there may be some impacts to holiday traffic and outdoor activities."
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.