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Anglia weather: Clear and chilly overnight

Clear and chilly overnight. Fine and mainly dry on Monday.

This Evening and Tonight: Mainly dry overnight with long clear spells, the odd shower possible near the coast, and perhaps the odd mist patch in prone locations by dawn. A chilly night, especially in rural spots where a touch of grass frost is possible. Minimum temperature 3 deg C (37 deg F).

Monday: Any mist quickly clearing leaving sunny spells and the odd light shower on the Norfolk coast. After a cool start feeling pleasant in sunshine and light winds by the afternoon. Maximum temperature 18 deg C (64 deg F).

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Dry through Tuesday with some sunshine, rain in places overnight. Becoming dry on Wednesday with some sunshine developing. Cloudier and breezier on Thursday but staying generally dry.


Anglia weather: Cloudy: with patchy locally heavy rain

Today: Patchy rain, perhaps locally heavy and thundery. Conditions will slowly improve, but still with the risk of an occasional thundery shower through the afternoon. Some brighter spells are possible in the north. Maximum temperature 22 deg C (72 deg F).

Tonight: Showers slowly dying out overnight with clear spells developing. Possibly one or two showers near coasts. Some mist patches will reform. Breezy near coasts, winds lighter inland. Minimum temperature 12 deg C (54 deg F).

Sunday: Mainly dry on Sunday with some good sunny spells. One or two light showers are possible near coasts. Fresh feeling northerly breeze. Maximum temperature 19 deg C (66 deg F).

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Dry on Monday with some sunshine. Feeling fresher with a chilly night. Dry with bright or sunny spells on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Fire crews deal with flooding in Essex

Pictures of flooding on the A12 Credit: Mikey Faulkner

Fire crews in Essex dealt with more than 30 flooding incidents in Southend on Friday night after the county was hit by heavy rain.

The Service received more than 100 calls to flooding incidents between 9.30pm and 11.30pm.

Crews were called to flooding in homes and businesses and on the roads.

Three people had to be rescued from the basement of The Cornucopia pub on Marine Parade. A woman and two men were trapped in the cellar of the pub. An ambulance was called for the woman who had suffered a suspected fractured shoulder after falling.

Meanwhile six people were rescued from their cars which were trapped in flood water at the junction of Woodgrange Drive and Thorpe Hall Road.

The Sealife Centre on the Marine Parade was also hit by flooding and the roof of the Pearl Dragon Restaurant collapsed under rain water. No-one was injured.

The Environment Agency is warning of more rain on Saturday.


Temperatures reach 25°C on the warmest day in over a month

Temperatures peaked during Thursday afternoon at 23 to 25°C across the Anglia region. Credit: Met Office.

Thursday's prolonged sunshine across inland parts of the Anglia region has boosted temperatures to 25°C at Marham in Norfolk, Santon Downham in Suffolk and Writtle in Essex.

The last time 25°C was reached in the East of England was the 10th of August, making Thursday the warmest day for almost six weeks.

This follows news that the UK has experienced its driest start to September in more than half a century.

Not everywhere enjoyed today's warm sunshine. The north Norfolk coast was affected by low cloud and temperatures here were suppressed to 18°C.

The warm and mostly dry weather will continue during the next few days, although the humidity on Friday could spark some localised heavy thunderstorms.

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Man 'superglues' hand to desk

Firefighters were called to the Civic Offices in Grays, where a 60 year old man had stuck his hand to a desk.

Essex Fire Service said the man was believed to have been a disgruntled customer. The crew used nail varnish remover to loosen the glue.

Children in the east have problems saying Spaghetti, Binoculars and Ambulance

Nearly a quarter of children under the age of 10 here in the east can't say Spaghetti.

Research published this morning shows more and more parents are turning to technology to try and help children learn to read.

Phonics is used to help children learn the sounds to make words easier to say and from this year is being introduced in the national curriculum.

Other common words which children here struggle with are Binoculars and Ambulance.

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