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Coastal flood alert for East Anglia downgraded

There were high seas and waves crashing over the sea wall at Bacton and Walcott over the weekend. Credit: Eric Smith

The risk of coastal flooding in East Anglia on Wednesday and Thursday has been downgraded to 'very low'.

It was feared high tides could coincide with strong northerly winds to created a tidal surge with the risk of some flooding at the coast.

The Environment Agency now says: "The forecast risk of flooding across England and Wales for today and the next two days is very low."

Wintry showers and winds gusting at more than 50 mph

The Anglia region has been hit by strong winds and blustery wintry showers as a brief Arctic blast affects the UK.

Winds gusted to 56 mph at 10am on Saturday at Weybourne in Norfolk.

A dusting of wet snow was reported at Hitchin in Hertfordshire along with 4 mm of rain.

A tree blown down at Roxton in Bedfordshire close to the A1 Black Cat roundabout. Credit: Steve Ramsay

A tree was blown down at Roxton in Bedfordshire close to the A1 Black Cat roundabout.

Steve Ramsay stopped to clear debris with the help of another passer-by and they placed a high-vis jacket on the stump to warn other road users.

In Norfolk, the A1076 Gayton Road in King's Lynn is closed both ways due to fallen tree between Winston Churchill Drive East and Winston Churchill Drive West.

The road is closed after the tree came down just after 10am on Saturday near the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

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A tree blown down at Roxton in Bedfordshire close to the A1 Black Cat roundabout. Credit: Steve Ramsay

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region at 9am on Saturday 21 November 2015

  • 54 mph at Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 48 mph at Marham, Norfolk
  • 44 mph at Bedford
  • 36 mph at Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 32 mph at Shoeburyness, Essex


Storm Barney winds peak at 66 mph in the Anglia region

Storm Barney brought down trees, blew out the lights and caused some travel disruption on the roads and railways in the Anglia region with winds topping more than 65 mph.

The highest wind gust in the UK during the storm was 85 mph at Aberdaron in Wales while in the Anglia region it peaked at 66 mph at Weybourne on the north Norfolk coast and at Wittering near Peterborough.

A man and a woman were injured in Buckinghamshire when a tree was blown onto their car at Bourne End. Credit: Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service

Highest wind gusts in the Anglia region from Storm Barney on Tuesday 17 November 2015

  • 66 mph in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 66 mph in Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 63 mph in Bedford
  • 63 mph in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 61 mph in Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 59 mph in Wattisham, Suffolk
  • 59 mph in Marham, Norfolk
  • 58 mph in Gorleston, Norfolk
  • 54 mph in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 51 mph at Monks Wood near Sawtry, Cambridgeshire

Hundreds of homes without power as Storm Barney hits the Anglia region

A snapshot of the power cuts in the East. Credit: UK Power Networks.

Storm Barney has caused lots of power cuts across the region and kept our emergency services busy last night.

This is the latest power cut map from UK Power Networks in the East - the red markers show the current problems. Click here to see the most up to date version.

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