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Anglia region basks in warm May sunshine

Temperatures around the Anglia region at 4pm on Monday 11 May 2015. Credit: Met Office

The Anglia region has been basking in warm May sunshine as temperatures peak above 22°C (72°F).

The highest temperature recorded in the region was 22.5°C at Writtle in Essex. The hottest place in the UK was St James' Park in London at 22.7°C.

The average daytime temperature in May in the Anglia region is 16-17°C.

  • 22.4°C in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 21.8°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 21.5°C in Holbeach, Lincolnshire

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Thunderstorms and heavy downpours in the south of the Anglia region

The rainfall radar indicating some heavy downpours along the Hertfordshire-Essex border. Credit: Met Office

Warm humid conditions have sparked thundery downpours in the south of the Anglia region in parts of south Bedfordshire and north Hertfordshire spreading into Essex and Suffolk.

The Met Office says the risk of thunderstorms could last into Sunday evening with the potential for localised surface water flooding. Heavy showers could hit any part of the Anglia region.

Nearly 5 mm of rain was recorded in one hour at 4pm in Harpenden in Hertfordshire.

Temperatures in the Anglia region at 4pm on Sunday 3 May 2015

  • 20.4°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 19.2°C in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 19.0°C in Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambs
  • 18.9°C in Cavendish, Suffolk
  • 18.9°C at Norwich Airport
Map indicating where lightning has been recorded in the hour to 3.35pm on Sunday 3 May 2015. Credit: Met Office
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