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Storm Angus brings strong winds and rain to East Anglia

Storm Angus has brought strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the Anglia region.

A wind gust of 46 mph was recorded at Shoeburyness in Essex at 5am on Sunday.

The Met Office rainfall radar image at 6.15am on Sunday 20 November showing Storm Angus centred over SE England. Credit: Met Office

It is the Suffolk and Essex coast expected to see the worst of the weather conditions in the Anglia region with a Met Office yellow weather warning in force.

Rainfall totals are mounting up too with 15 mm recorded at Wittering in Cambridgeshire between midnight and 6am and 14 mm at Writtle in Essex.

The Environment Agency is monitoring river levels and is issuing flood alerts.

The south coast of the United Kingdom has been hardest hit with the highest wind gust of 71 mph recorded off the Isle of Wight.

Highest wind gusts in the UK between midnight and 5am

  • 71 mph - The Needles, Isle of Wight
  • 71 mph - Berry Head, Devon
  • 62 mph - Isle of Portland, Dorset
  • 62 mph - Langdon Bay, Kent
  • 62 mph - Culdrose, Cornwall

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Difficulty recruiting teachers at schools in the East

The latest report from NAHT shows schools are still struggling to recruit teachers Credit: PA

Recruiting teachers to this region continues to be a problem - with up to a quarter of posts going unfilled.

According to a survey by the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), schools in the East said they'd failed to fill one in four jobs for teachers on the main and upper pay scales.

Almost nine out of 10 headteacher roles were a struggle to recruit for, and two thirds of newly-qualified teacher jobs.

Video of the Supermoon lighting up the sky in our region

The brightest moon in nearly 70 years has lit up the sky.

Known as the supermoon - it appeared above the UK just after 5pm yesterday.

Described by Nasa as "undeniably beautiful", the moon is at its brightest this week because it is coming closer to Earth along its elliptical orbit than at any time since 1948.

Despite the cloud many people got a good view in this region. This video shows the view from Norfolk.

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