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Storm Angus brings strong winds and rain to East Anglia

Storm Angus has brought strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the Anglia region.

A wind gust of 46 mph was recorded at Shoeburyness in Essex at 5am on Sunday.

The Met Office rainfall radar image at 6.15am on Sunday 20 November showing Storm Angus centred over SE England. Credit: Met Office

It is the Suffolk and Essex coast expected to see the worst of the weather conditions in the Anglia region with a Met Office yellow weather warning in force.

Rainfall totals are mounting up too with 15 mm recorded at Wittering in Cambridgeshire between midnight and 6am and 14 mm at Writtle in Essex.

The Environment Agency is monitoring river levels and is issuing flood alerts.

The south coast of the United Kingdom has been hardest hit with the highest wind gust of 71 mph recorded off the Isle of Wight.

Highest wind gusts in the UK between midnight and 5am

  • 71 mph - The Needles, Isle of Wight
  • 71 mph - Berry Head, Devon
  • 62 mph - Isle of Portland, Dorset
  • 62 mph - Langdon Bay, Kent
  • 62 mph - Culdrose, Cornwall

Festive Christmas market cancelled because of fears over bad weather

The Christmas lights may be on but a festive market has been cancelled Credit: Ipswich

A popular festive market has been cancelled in Suffolk because of fears of high winds and heavy rain which are forecast tomorrow.

The annual St Peter's Street market in Ipswich will not go ahead as planned according to the local borough council.

The Met Office has issued a Yellow weather warning of rain and wind fior the East of England from 5am tomorrow.

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