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Pictures: Torrential rain floods Ely train station

Torrential downpours over the weekend brought flash flooding to many parts of the Anglia region.

This is how it looked at Ely train station yesterday. Amanda Fay sent in these two pictures to our Facebook page.

Ely train station flooded. Credit: Amanda Fay
Parts of Ely train station closed off due to flooding. Credit: Amanda Fay

Torrential downpours turn streets into rivers

A car trapped in flooding below a railway bridge near Brundall, Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Torrential downpours over the weekend brought flash flooding to many parts of the Anglia region. Roads and gardens were flooded particularly in east Norfolk.

More than 60 mm of rain fell in little more than a day at Wattisham in Suffolk. That amounts to the expected rain in an average five-week period.

Flooding in Appleton Drive, Ormesby, Norfolk. Credit: Valant Cutajar
Flooded gardens at Ormesby in Norfolk Credit: Valant Cutajar

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Soggy Saturday makes it the wettest day of the month

Flash flooding in Sudbury, Suffolk on Saturday 28 June 2014 Credit: Dionne King

Saturday was the wettest day of June 2014 and brought flash flooding to some parts of Suffolk as storms brought torrential rain.

The highest daily rainfall reading was 23.6 mm in the 24-hours to 10am Sunday at the Brooms Barn Agricultural Station in Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

All of that rain fell in one hour between 3pm and 4pm on Saturday and it represents what is normally nearly a fortnight's worth of rain.

But it was hit-and-miss with the storms and some places in the region escaped with very little rain.

Overall June 2014 in the Anglia region is still drier than average with only two-thirds of the average rainfall falling across the area during the month.

Torrential rain brings flash flooding to Suffolk

Flash flooding caused by torrential rain and thunderstorms in Sudbury, Suffolk Credit: Dionne King

Around 20 homes have been flooded after torrential rain brought flash floods to Sudbury in Suffolk.

The area affected was East Street in the town at about 2.30pm on Saturday afternoon.

Suffolk Police said they were aware of flooding incidents across the county.

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