Dramatic thunder storms have been causing major disruption across the East, with fires, flooding and power cuts. Lightning strikes and heavy rain fall have been causing lengthy delays on the roads and train lines, and flights at Stansted Airport were also affected.
Emergency services have been busy dealing with house fires in Bedford, Milton Keynes, parts of Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire
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Cloudy for most through Saturday with early intermittent rain becoming heavier and more widespread later. Drier and brighter on Sunday.