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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Today's showers will ease this evening and it will be a fine start to the weekend. However, further showers will develop later Saturday
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Many places will stay cloudy this afternoon, although there will be a few bright spells around. Scattered showers will develop in places.