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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

Met Office yellow weather warning for heavy rain

Area covered the Met Office yellow weather warning Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for heavy rain in parts of the Anglia region. The areas expected to worst hit are; Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Suffolk and Norfolk.

Valid from 0005 hrs to 2359 hrs Tue 27 May 2014

The Met Office warning says: "A prolonged spell of rain, heavy at times, is expected to affect parts of eastern England during Tuesday. The public should be aware of the potential for disruption, particularly to travel, and possible localised flooding."

Chief forecaster's assessment: "A frontal zone developing over the Low Countries will start to spread westwards into the UK in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

"This frontal zone is then expected to linger over parts of eastern England on Tuesday giving a prolonged spell of rain which could see some eastern parts here seeing more than 40 mm of rain in 24 hours."


The second day of the Suffolk Show

The rain hasn't stopped tens of thousands of people turning up for the Suffolk Show

It is day two of the Suffolk Show. Yesterday saw tens of thousands of people turn up for the event which is now in its 182nd year.

Last year, bad weather cancelled the second day which cost organisers half a million pounds. Things are looking up this year with more than 90,000 people expected by the time the show closes this evening.

Suffolk Show opens

Suffolk Show Credit: ITV ANGLIA

Rain fell on the first day of the Suffolk show - now in its 182nd year. Organisers are hoping for better luck than last year when the second day was cancelled because of the weather.

Suffolk Show Credit: ITV ANGLIA
Suffolk Show Credit: ITV ANGLIA
Suffolk Show Credit: ITV ANGLIA

This year there's a record amount of sponsorship, with up to 90 thousand spectators are expected over the two days.

Latest rainfall radar image

Met Office radar image showing where the rain was falling in the Anglia region at 7.45am on Monday Credit: Met Office

The forecast is for heavy rain to clear eastwards then brighter skies developing. Many parts dry for much of the day but showers will develop, these heavy, perhaps thundery at times and quite slow moving, giving a risk of local downpours. Maximum temperature 10°C.

The yellow and orange areas of the map above indicate rain rates of 2 to 8 mm per hour.

Parts of Northamptonshire have seen a month's worth of rain in less than a week.


Anglia weather update

Rain continuing through the evening and for much of the night, with heavy bursts at times, especially over hills. It will also become very windy later in the night, with gusts up to 60 mph. Minimum Temperature 6 °C.

It will become dry and bright for a time on Sunday, with some sunny spells, and the strong winds easing. However, showery rain may reach some southern parts late in the day. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.

Anglia weather update


Mostly light rain at first will gradually become heavier across the area during the morning, then persisting through rest of the afternoon. Still quite mild though. Maximum Temperature 11 °C.


Cloud and rain will clear during the evening. Temperatures will dip for a time, but increasing winds will arrive towards morning. Minimum Temperature 4 °C.

East of England

Overcast, mild, with further rain or drizzle, although this evening many eastern areas will become temporarily dry. Then late tonight the rain will become widespread, persistent and also sometimes heavy. Minimum Temperature 8 °

The rain will linger for the start of tomorrow and will be slow to clear the east, where it could stay wet for a good part of the day. It looks like it will become dry from the west later in the afternoon, with the chance of a few brighter spells. Max temp 10C.

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