East Anglia has experienced its hottest first eight months of the year since records started in 1910 despite a chilly August.Read the full story ›
The shimmering brightly-coloured patterns of the Northern Lights have been spotted as far south as the North Norfolk coast.Read the full story ›
The aurora borealis or Northern Lights have been spotted as far south as North Norfolk.
The brightly-coloured patterns in the sky are caused by highly-charged particles from the sun interacting with the Earth's atmosphere and its magnetic field.
The aurora are more commonly seen in more northern latitudes.
"Occasionally there are large explosions on the Sun and huge amounts of magnetically charged particles are thrown out into space (Coronal Mass Ejections). If these particles travel towards Earth they interact with the Earth’s magnetic field and increase global geomagnetic activity. The increased activity releases energy into the atmosphere giving off light in the process, which we call the Northern Lights or the aurora borealis."
This week has seen two Coronal Mass Ejections from the sun; the first arrived on Thursday night with the second on Friday night.
The Met Office said the combined effect increased the chances of seeing the Northern Lights in Britain.
East Anglia saw the strongest upward momentum in house prices last month according to a survey of chartered surveyors with 70% reporting a rise. The previous hot spot, London, is now showing the most muted price growth "by far". House sales generally are now taking up to a month longer to go through than at the start of the year as lenders grow more cautious.
A 'supermoon' has lit up the night sky for a third time this summer. It's when the moon is full and at its closest to Earth in its orbit.Read the full story ›
The summer of 2014 in the Anglia region had its moments of searing heat but was also tempered by torrential downpours and flash flooding.Read the full story ›
The Late Summer Bank Holiday weekend turned into a wintry scene in one corner of Norfolk as a hail storm brought a white covering in Belton.Read the full story ›
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.
"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.