Heavy showers with hail and thunder are crossing the Anglia region on Friday afternoon.
The region has already had a soaking this summer with a wet July followed by 50% more rain than normal during the first part of August.
- The rainfall radar video below shows the areas in the Anglia region affected by the thunderstorms
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the the risk of scattered thunderstorms and heavy downpours in the Anglia region.Read the full story ›
Thunderstorms have caused flash flooding, lightning strikes, power cuts and travel disruption in parts of the Anglia region.Read the full story ›
There are major delays and cancellations on the region's rail services this morning following yesterday's lightning strikes.
There are no trains running between Norwich and Ely after overhead wires were damaged. Engineers are also working on issues with lines running into London Liverpool Street.
Lightning strikes have led to massive disruption for hundreds of rail passengers in the East.Read the full story ›
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
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of torrential downpours and thunderstorms in the Anglia region overnight Sunday into Bank Holiday Monday.
Although many areas will miss the heaviest rain, the Met Office says where the downpours occur there could be some disruption, with sudden flooding of roads, transport routes, homes and businesses possible locally.
The forecaster is also warning that frequent lightning in association with the heaviest rain may also temporarily disrupt power supplies.
Very warm with sunshine. Chance of thundery showers late morning.Read the full story ›
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of thundery downpours in the Anglia region on Sunday and Bank Holiday MondayRead the full story ›
The Met Office says there could be exceptionally amounts of rain during Friday with the potential for flooding and disruption to transport.
Frequent lightning and hail may be additional hazards.
Some places in the Anglia region have already seen nearly an inch of rain in the early hours of Friday.
23 mm (0.9 inches) of rain has fallen at Cavendish in Suffolk and 21 mm (0.8 inches) at Harpenden in Hertfordshire in the six hours up to 7am.