Witnesses have described the moments a ferocious storm struck parts of the region, causing disruption to transport and damage to properties.
One home owner in Essex whose house was damaged, said it was like"bowling balls hitting the roof of her house."
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Excitement is building ahead of this afternoon's clash between Ipswich and Norwich.
The woman suffered a 'despicable' sexual assault with two attackers leaving her unconscious in a car park.
A largely dry, sometimes bright day with strengthening winds, then occasionally rain during the evening as cloud thickens.