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Wind gusts in the Anglia region at 8am

Sustained wind speeds at 8am on Tuesday measured in knots (20 knots = 23 mph, 30 knots = 35 mph) Credit: Met Office
  • 39 mph at Weybourne in north Norfolk
  • 39 mph at Marham, Norfolk
  • 38 mph at Holbeach, Lincs
  • 32 mph at Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 32 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 31 mph at Thurleigh near Bedford
  • 31 mph at Wittering, Cambs

The summit of Cairn Gorm in Scotland saw a wind gust of 82 mph in the hour to 8am.

Delays on Greater Anglia trains because of 'poor rail conditions'

There are delays on the Norwich to London rail line because of "poor rail conditions" at Stowmarket.

Abellio Greater Anglia says there could be hold-ups of up to 15 minutes on services from Ipswich, Clacton, Colchester, Braintree and Norwich.

"Customers are advised Network Rail have their Railhead Treatment Train operating over Greater Anglia route and are doing everything possible to reduce delays to train services. We thank you for your patience and understanding."

– Abellio Greater Anglia


Strongest winds from ex-Gonzalo storm expected later

The strongest winds from the storm formed from the remnants of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo are expected in the Anglia region during Tuesday afternoon.

Gusts of 50-60 mph are expected, particularly on the coast, once the storm centre moves into the North Sea. Big waves are expected on the north Norfolk coast later.

Wind gusts recorded in the Anglia region at 7am

  • 38 mph at Wittering, Cambs
  • 36 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 35 mph at Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex
  • 35 mph at Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 33 mph at Marham, Norfolk

The highest winds gusts across the UK so far have been 70 mph at The Needles on the Isle of Wight and Aberdaron in Wales

Tracking the storm across the Atlantic towards Britain

The Met Office computer animation shows a satellite sequence of the storm, which contains the remnants of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo, crossing the Atlantic and heading towards Britain.

The computer then forecasts the track of the storm over the next 24 hours.

Low risk of coastal flooding as storm sweeps in

Environment Agency says low risk of coastal flooding in Norfolk and Suffolk. Credit: EMPICS Entertainment

Remnants of Ex-Hurricane Gonzalo are set to arrive in Britain bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

Gusts of up to 75mph in coastal areas and 65mph inland are expected bringing disruption in some areas, particularly to travel.

Despite the stormy conditions, the Environment Agency is expecting only minor coastal flooding in Norfolk and Suffolk.

"During the period of high tides Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning, a combination of large waves, strong winds and large coastal surge brings a medium likelihood of minor coastal flooding impacts to parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, bringing a low overall coastal flood risk to these counties.

Other eastern coasts, along with the north-west coasts of England and Wales, may see isolated minor coastal flooding impacts, however the likelihood for any one location is low giving an overall very low coastal flood risk for these locations.

Impacts are likely to include spray/wave overtopping in coastal areas that may affect roads, promenades and perhaps individual properties."

– Environment Agency

MP calls for answers after body left by bins

A Cambridgeshire MP is calling for answers after a dead body was apparently left next to rubbish bins at an ambulance station in Ely.

The East of England Ambulance Trust has launched an inquiry into the claims. The MP for North East Cambridgeshire, Stephen Barclay, says he has been in touch with senior management about what he calls the disturbing revelation. He says it's important to discover whether this was an isolated case and adds that the insider who passed on the information should be protected.


Theatre chief pays tribute to Lynda Bellingham

Lynda Bellingham, who died yesterday Credit: Rex

The Chief Executive of the Norwich Theatre Royal has paid tribute to actress Lynda Bellingham, who passed away yesterday at the age of 66.

Lynda Bellingham appeared at the theatre in Calendar Girls once in 2009 and again in 2012, when she starred opposite Lisa Riley, Camilla Dallerup and Jan Harvey.

Chief Executive Peter Wilson says that on both occasions Lynda “threw her support behind fundraising for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research”. In 2012 she and the other cast members posed in dressing gowns outside the theatre to encourage the audience to donate money to the cause.

"I first worked with Lynda over thirty years ago and have been a fan ever since. Lynda was warm and approachable, talented and entertaining as an actor and as a friend. She deserved every happiness and success that came her way. Her firm gaze in the face of death is an enduring inspiration."

– Peter Wilson, Chief Executive of the Norwich Theatre Royal

Met Office extends weather warning for strong winds

The area covered by the Met Office yellow weather warning for strong winds on Tuesday. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has extended its weather warning for strong winds overnight on Monday and into Tuesday.

All counties in the Anglia region are now affected by the yellow weather warning issued as the remains of ex-Hurricane Gonzalo are set to affect the British Isles.

The Met Office says it is now forecasting slightly increased wind speeds.

Jury selection to begin in Norfolk party murder trial

The scene of the murder, Hemsby, May 2014 Credit: ITV News Anglia

Jury selection is expected to begin at Norwich Crown Court today ahead of the trial of two teenagers accused of murder at a party in Hemsby earlier this year.

20-year-old Connor Barrett was stabbed to death during a private party in Hemsby in May 2014.

18-year-old Jesse Quaye from Great Yarmouth and a 15-year-old boy, both deny murder, assault and carrying an offensive weapon.

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