The Met Office has upgraded its thunderstorm warning for East Anglia to amber.
The Met Office says heavy thunderstorms are likely and torrential downpours are possible with as much as 30 mm of rainfall in 1 hour and 60 mm in 3 hours.
Large hail, frequent lightning and strong, gusty winds will be additional hazards.
The amber warning is in force from 2pm until 8pm but a yellow warning will stay in place until 2am on Saturday
What to expect
- Flooding of homes and businesses is likely and could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
- Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life
- Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
- Spray and sudden flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
- Power cuts likely to occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost
- Some communities may become cut off if roads flood
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of some thunderstorms in the Anglia region on Thursday afternoon.Read the full story ›
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of scattered thunderstorms in parts of the Anglia region on Friday.Read the full story ›
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of thunderstorms in the Anglia region on Friday.Read the full story ›
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning in place for more heavy rain and thunderstorms in parts of the Anglia region.Read the full story ›
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 ›