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A summer heatwave has been replaced by a summer soaking with one corner of Suffolk seeing more rain in the past 24 hours than it did during the whole of April and May.
Santon Downham on the edge of Thetford Forest on the Suffolk-Norfolk border has had 78 mm (3 inches) of rain in the 24 hours to 6am on Wednesday 28 June 2017.
That is more than would normally be expected in the whole of June and more than the 75 mm that actually fell during April and May this year.
Rainfall in the Anglia region in the 12 hours to 6am on Wednesday 28 June 2017
- 48.6 mm in Santon Downham, Suffolk
- 36.8 mm in Marham, Norfolk
- 34.0 mm in Houghton, Norfolk
- 31.6 mm in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
- 28.0 mm in Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
- 23.8 mm in Tibenham, Norfolk
- 21.8 mm in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
- 21.8 mm in Writtle, Essex
- 21.6 mm in Wattisham, Suffolk
- 21.4 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk
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Torrential thunderstorms have started to break out in parts of the Anglia region sparked by the longest June heatwave for two decades.
The heavy rain and lightning is affecting parts of Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire but the storms are expected to spread eastwards into Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms which is in place until 1pm.
With a maximum temperature of 34.5°C (94.1°F) at Heathrow airport, Wednesday was the hottest June day since the famous summer heatwave of 1976.
Overnight minimum temperatures at Cromer in Norfolk fell no lower than 20°C in the early hours of Thursday, which is the average daytime temperature for June.
Highest temperatures in the Anglia region on Wednesday 21 June 2017
- 31.7°C in Woburn, Bedfordshire
- 31.5°C in Harpenden, Hertfordshire
- 31.1°C in Stowe, Buckinghamshire
- 30.3°C in Northampton
- 30.1°C in Cambridge
- 29.9°C in Bedford
- 29.5°C in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
- 28.7°C in Marham, Norfolk
- 28.7°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk