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Thunderstorms and torrential downpours in Northamptonshire, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire

Rainfall radar image taken at 1.20pm. The pink and white areas indicates the heaviest downpours. Credit: Met Office

Torrential downpours and thunderstorms are currently tracking across Northamptonshire and into Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, heading north east towards The Wash.

Areas on the rainfall radar map coloured white indicate rainfall rates of more than 32 mm per hour.

Read more: Met Office yellow weather warning for heavy rain

Read more: The latest Anglia Weather forecast

Rainfall radar image at 3.20pm showing the thunderstorms clearing away to the north Credit: Met Office
Rainfall radar image at 1pm showing thunderstorms moving north east towards The Wash Credit: Met Office

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A month's worth of rain in a day: rainfall totals in the Anglia region

The Anglia region has seen its wettest week since November 2012 with a month's worth of rain falling in the past seven days.

Wattisham in Suffolk has seen nearly a month's worth of rain in just 24 hours.

The average monthly rainfall for May in the Anglia region is 50 mm.

Rainfall totals in the Anglia region in the 24 hours to 10pm on Tuesday 27 May

  • 49 mm in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 44 mm in Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • 33 mm in Norwich
  • 31 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 27 mm in Charsfield, Suffolk
  • 25 mm in Cromer, Norfolk
  • 21 mm in Cambridge
  • 15 mm in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 15 mm in Marham, Norfolk
  • 15 mm at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambs
  • 13 mm in Bedford
  • 12 mm in Woburn, Beds
  • 10 mm in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 9 mm in Northampton
  • 6 mm in Wittering, Cambs
  • 5 mm in Stowe, Buckinghamshire

The Environment Agency has issued flood alerts for some parts of the Anglia region

Protecting King's Lynn from flooding

Work on a one million pound scheme to protect King's Lynn from flooding will get underway by the end of the month.

Protecting homes in King's Lynn in December Credit: ITV Anglia

Today people are being invited to find out more about the King's Lynn Tidal Defence project and also discuss their concerns following the December tidal surge.

A drop in session is being held in the town hall this afternoon. The project will see flood gates refurbished and existing tidal defences strengthened.


Coastal beauty spots that may be lost to the sea

Seaside beauty spots around the East coast may be lost to the sea if nature is allowed to take its course.

It's been reported that some areas of the coast have been hit by years' worth of erosion in just the past three months.

The tidal surge of last December together with one of the wettest winters on record has wreaked havoc along the East coast.

In April the National Trust is to publish a report highlighting those areas in the Anglia region in a critical state.

Click below to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Victoria Lampard

Latest flood warnings in the Anglia region

The River Great Ouse has burst its banks in St Neots, Cambridgeshire Credit: Dave Pyke

The Environment Agency has three flood warnings in force in the Anglia region along with 19 flood alerts.

The flood warnings are:

North Bank Road alongside the River Nene to the east of Peterborough and the West of the Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice

River Nene at Cogenhoe Mill Caravan Site in Northamptonshire

B1040 Thorney to Whittlesey Road to the South of the River Nene in Cambridgeshire

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