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Cambridgeshire: Lemurs keep their cool in the scorching temperatures

Temperatures have been soaring throughout the Anglia region, and a group of Lemurs in Cambridgeshire have been keeping cool in the scorching conditions by tucking into a frozen fruit smoothie.

Boomer and friends are some of the star attractions at Shepreth Wildlife Park near Cambridge, and staff are working hard to ensure the animals can cope with the hot weather.


Met Office yellow weather warning for heavy rain

Area covered by Sunday's Met Office weather warning for heavy rain. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for further heavy rain in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire.

The warning is in force from noon on Sunday 13 July until 7pm

The Met Office says: "Heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely to develop across some eastern parts of England during Sunday afternoon.

"The public should be aware that localised downpours could lead to temporary surface water flooding, such impacts perhaps most likely where heavy thundery showers have occurred during the previous 24 hours."

The Chief Forecaster's assessment: "Rain will clear from the east this morning, but as the cloud thins and breaks to allow some sunshine, so heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms are likely to develop for the afternoon.

"Some of the showers may be slow-moving with the potential for a few places to see around 20 mm of rain within an hour. Showers should die out more rapidly this evening than on Saturday evening."


Lightning strikes recorded in the Anglia region

The crosses indicate lightning strikes recorded between 7.20 and 8.20pm on Saturday. Credit: Met Office / Google Maps
Rainfall radar at 8.50pm showing downpours in Essex and Suffolk. White areas indicate rain rates of 32mm/hour. Credit: Met Office / Google Maps

Scattered thunderstorms and heavy showers breaking out in the Anglia region

Rainfall radar was picking up one heavy shower to the north east of Norwich at 6.05pm. Credit: Met Office
Heavy thundery showers on the rainfall radar in Essex at 8.10pm on Saturday. Credit: Met Office / Google Maps

Saturday's warm temperatures have sparked a number of heavy showers and thunderstorms across the Anglia region.

These downpours could produce a large amount of rain in a short period of time creating localised flooding and the Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning valid until 10pm.

Rainfall radar at 6.05pm was picking up clusters of heavy showers north of Stevenage and around Huntingdon. Credit: Met Office
Rainfall radar update at 7.15pm showing the downpours to the west and south of Cambridge and around Peterborough. Credit: Met Office / Google Maps
Thundery showers on the border of Cambridgeshire and Norfolk and Suffolk at 8.15pm. Credit: Met Office / Google Maps
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