Your pictures of the thunderstorms

The heatwave has erupted into a string of thunderstorms across the Anglia region. Here is a selection of pictures from ITV Anglia viewers.

Your pictures of Sunday's storms

The week-long July heatwave in the Anglia region was ended with thunderstorms and torrential rain on Sunday.

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Storms over Colchester early today

Storms brew over Colchester early this morning Credit: 'Brimski'
The skies over Colchester early this morning. Credit: 'Brimski'
Night turns to day over Colchester early this morning Credit: 'Brimski'
The Storm breaks over Colchester at 3am this morning Credit: 'Brimski'

These pictures were taken by ITV News Anglia viewer 'Brimski' when the storm was at it's height over Colchester at 3am this morning.

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A month's worth of rain in just 7 hours

Rainfall radar image taken at 4.40am on Tuesday 23 July 2013. Credit: Met Office

The heatwave has triggered a string of thunderstorms across the Anglia region.

One weather station at Somersham in the Cambridgeshire Fens recorded 48 mm of rain in just 7 hours from 2am. The average monthly rainfall for July in the Anglia region is around 50 mm (2 inches)

The storms have brought localised flooding as the rain fell onto hard-baked earth and there has been travel disruption and some power cuts.

The white areas on the rainfall radar chart indicate rainfall rates in excess of 32 mm per hour.

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