A summer heatwave has been replaced by a summer soaking with one corner of Suffolk seeing more rain in the past 24 hours than it did during the whole of April and May.
Santon Downham on the edge of Thetford Forest on the Suffolk-Norfolk border has had 78 mm (3 inches) of rain in the 24 hours to 6am on Wednesday 28 June 2017.
That is more than would normally be expected in the whole of June and more than the 75 mm that actually fell during April and May this year.
Rainfall in the Anglia region in the 12 hours to 6am on Wednesday 28 June 2017
- 48.6 mm in Santon Downham, Suffolk
- 36.8 mm in Marham, Norfolk
- 34.0 mm in Houghton, Norfolk
- 31.6 mm in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
- 28.0 mm in Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
- 23.8 mm in Tibenham, Norfolk
- 21.8 mm in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
- 21.8 mm in Writtle, Essex
- 21.6 mm in Wattisham, Suffolk
- 21.4 mm in Cavendish, Suffolk
After what has been a rather grey start, outbreaks of rain will continue through today.
Some clear spells will remain tonight, but the cloud will increase from the north and west by dawn
The five months from May to September have been the sunniest ever recorded in East Anglia with nearly 30% more sunshine than normal.