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Winds gusting close to 60mph in the Anglia region

Winds have been gusting close to 60mph as Storm Aileen crashes in. Credit: PA Images

Strong winds up to 60 mph have hit the Anglia region as Storm Aileen breezes across the region.

A gust of 58 mph was recorded at Wittering near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.

The gale force winds are expected to ease during the morning but it will remain blustery.

The highest wind gust recorded in the UK was 83 mph at The Needles off the Isle of Wight.

Highest gusts in the Anglia region by 6am

  • 58 mph at Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 56 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 54 mph at Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 53 mph at Marham, Norfolk
  • 52 mph at Wattisham, Suffolk

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Train line blocked by fallen tree

A tree on power line has brought train services between Witham and Braintree in Essex to a halt. Credit: PA Wire

The train service between Witham and Braintree has been suspended because a tree has been blown down.

The tree has damaged the overhead electric wires between Witham and White Notley and all lines are blocked. Greater Anglia says disruption is expected until 8am.

Network Rail engineers are at the location of the tree and will remove the debris as quickly as possible.

Buses are currently replacing trains.

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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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