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Met Office weather warning for heavy rain on Friday night

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of heavy rain, hail and lightning on Friday night into Saturday.

There is a chance of some very localised significant disruption, mainly from surface water flooding. Lightning and hail could also cause some impacts.

The warning is valid from noon on Friday 12 June until 7am on Saturday 13 June 2015

Area covered by a Met Office yellow weather warning for heavy rain on Friday night into Saturday. Credit: Met Office

"An area of warm, very humid air is expected to move northwards across France into southern Britain later on Thursday and into Friday. Whilst isolated thunderstorms are possible from Thursday, these become more likely and potentially more severe by Friday afternoon, with the potential for 20 to 30 mm falling within an hour or so, probably on a very localised basis.

"Indications are that a more organised band of heavy rain and thunderstorms will follow by Friday evening and overnight into Saturday, bringing 25 to 50 mm of rain more widely, again with the potential for some very high short-period totals."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's Assessment

The Met Office says given the complexity of the developments leading up to this event, ideas on areas at greatest risk of heavy rainfall and severe thunderstorms may well change, and this warning will be updated accordingly.

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Another fine and dry day across the region

Sunrise in Suffolk Credit: Rosie Jessop

Today: Generally fine and mostly dry with some sunny spells, and a little cloud will develop at times through the day. Noticeably lighter winds than yesterday. Maximum temperature 19 deg C (66 deg F).

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Generally fine and dry but the odd shower is possible during Monday. Sunny spells making it feel reasonably warm inland, though cooler near coasts in the northeasterly breeze.

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