Dry September turns very wet

The Anglia region has seen a fortnight's worth of rain in just 24 hours turning a dry September into a wet one.

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Anglia Weather update

Becoming more generally cloudy and with a little light rain developing in places later in the night. A very mild night, too. Minimum Temperature 15 °C.

Tomorrow will be mostly cloudy at first with occasional rain. Despite the cloud it will be warm in a light southerly wind, especially during the afternoon when sunny spells are expected to develop. Maximum Temperature 26 °C.

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Weather forces cancellation of Indian Mela

Bad weather has forced organisers to cancel the annual Indian Summer Mela at Christchurch Park, Ipswich.

The park had been set to host the 10th annual event this afternoon, but organisers Ipswich Arts Festival, announced on Twitter that heavy rain and flooding had forced the cancellation.

The organisers hope to reschedule the event later this year. Also in Suffolk, this afternoon's Mildenhall Speedway meeting has also fallen victim to the weather.

The heavy rain has already disrupted the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and caused the cancellation of events in Peterborough and Wellingborough.

Peterborough Arts Festival finale weekend cancelled

The wet weather has forced the cancellation of the finale weekend of the Peterborough Arts Festival although a scaled-down street performance will still take place.

The Festival Finale weekend at Peterborough’s Central Park was cancelled due to concerns over site safety.

Festival organisers have announced that a small scale programme of street theatre will take place on Sunday in the city centre. This will include a number of performers who were already scheduled to perform.

"We are incredibly disappointed to have had to cancel our Festival Finale weekend. The current conditions in the park, particularly in the backstage area, meant that access in and out of certain areas was impossible, and the predicted weather forecast indicated worsening conditions for Sunday. We hope that people will join us to enjoy at least part of the Festival – we are likely to be dodging the showers, but we are determined to try and put on at least some performances whatever the weather"

– Greer Roberts, Arts Services Manager for Vivacity

The performances will take place between 12noon and 4pm in Bridge Street, subject to weather conditions, and are free of charge.

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