The Met Office have issued an amber weather warning for the risk of strong winds during this evening and overnight. The warning covers the Essex and Suffolk coasts as well as part of the Norfolk coast. Gales are expected to develop widely in these areas with gusts in excess of 60 miles per hour.
A yellow warning for rain also covers most of the region and this is valid during the rest of today and overnight. A band of rain is expected to advance across the Anglia region by this afternoon and this will fall onto already saturated ground leading to the risk of localised flooding.