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Soggy Sunday is wettest day of November so far

A sodden Sunday has seen the Anglia region's wettest day of November so far. While western parts of the UK were battered by strong winds and heavy rain during the week, it was a soggy weekend for eastern parts of Britain.

The wettest place in the Anglia region during Sunday was Weybourne on the north Norfolk coast with 15 mm (0.6 inches) of rain in the 12 hours to 9pm.

That made it the second wettest place in the UK during that period after Culdrose in Cornwall with 16.4 mm.

Rainfall radar image taken at 11.45pm on Sunday 16 November 2014 Credit: Met Office

Rainfall totals in the Anglia region between 9am and 9pm on Sunday 16 November 2014

  • 14.6 mm in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 10.0 mm in Charsfield near Woodbridge, Suffolk
  • 6.8 mm at Norwich Airport
  • 6.2 mm at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 5.8 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 4.6 mm in Stowe, Buckinghamshire
  • 3.8 mm in Writtle, Essex
  • 3.6 mm in Northampton
  • 0.8 mm in Cambridge
  • 0.6 mm in Wittering, Cambridgeshire

Anglia Weather: fog warning issued as rain clears east

Following a thoroughly wet morning across the Anglia region, the worst of the rain is now becoming confined to the east coast.

Rainfall radar at 9 this morning as the heavy rain moved in from the west
Rainfall radar at midday today as the rain became confined to the east coast

In the wake of this morning's rain, the Met office have now issued a yellow warning for fog, which is valid from 6pm this evening until midday on Saturday.

Yellow warning for fog to form tonight throughout much of the Anglia region

According to the Met Office Chief Meteorologist:

A combination of clearing skies, light winds and very moist ground mean that fog will readily form this evening over many parts of eastern England, and will locally become dense in places. Visibilities below 100 meters are likely in the denser areas of fog. The limited insolation available at this time of year, along with light winds, means that the fog will be rather reluctant to clear on Saturday morning, but current expectations are that most of the fog will have cleared by the end of the morning, although mist and low cloud is likely to plague some locations into the afternoon.

– Met Office Chief Meteorologist

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The weather has cast a spell on the warmest Halloween on record

Midday temperatures across the Anglia region Credit: Met Office.

It's almost frightening just how warm it is outside this Halloween. Midday temperatures across East Anglia have widely reached 18 to 20°C and Santon Downham has seen the mercury climb to 21°C. This is higher than the previous UK Halloween record of 20°C held by Dartford since 1968.

However, it's Charlwood in Surrey that is the UK's warmest so far with a bloodcurdling midday temperature of 22.5°C. There were several days in August in which nowhere in the UK was as warm as this.

The warmth can't last forever, the weather will become significantly cooler during the next few days.

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  • Click here to see the five spookiest clouds in the Anglia region

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Difficult morning for East Anglia rail passengers

East Anglia rail passengers had a particularly difficult morning.

The 8am Norwich to London train broke down, leading to long delays for passengers on that route.

The Greater Anglia train company warned that services between Norwich and London could be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 minutes.

Another broken-down train resulted in delays between Sheffield and Derby/Nottingham, with those travelling with the CrossCountry, East Midlands Trains and Northern Rail companies affected.

Met Office extends weather warning for strong winds

The area covered by the Met Office yellow weather warning for strong winds on Tuesday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has extended its weather warning for strong winds overnight on Monday and into Tuesday.

All counties in the Anglia region are now affected by the yellow weather warning issued as the remains of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo are set to affect the British Isles.

The Met Office says it is now forecasting slightly increased wind speeds.

Latest flood warnings in the Anglia region

At 8am on Tuesday there were three Flood Warnings in place in the Anglia region. Credit: PA

On Tuesday morning the Environment Agency had issued three flood warnings and nine flood alerts in the Anglia region.

Sunday night and Monday saw many areas in the Anglia region receiving nearly a month's worth of rain. Wattisham in Suffolk had its wettest October day since records began there in 1959.

Environment Agency Flood Warnings

  • The Mardyke from North Stifford to Purfleet in Essex
  • Flooding is expected for Hamerton, Upton, Alconbury, Alconbury Weston and Ellington
  • The River Wid from Ingatestone to, and including Writtle.
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