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Anglia Weather: Dry with warm sunny spells

Today: The day should be dry across the region with some warm sunny spells, especially in the east. However sunshine will become hazier through the afternoon as cloud thickens more generally in the west by evening. Maximum temperature 21 deg C (70 deg F).

Warm with sunny spells Credit: ITV Anglia

Tonight: Outbreaks of rain will spread east into the west of the region overnight with some heavier bursts developing. However, much of East Anglia should stay dry with some clear spells. Minimum temperature 13 deg C (55 deg F).

Monday: Rain across the west of the region will die out during the morning, with all parts then generally dry and warm with some bright spells, especially in the east. Maximum temperature 19 deg C (66 deg F).

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday: Sunny intervals and the odd shower Tuesday and Wednesday after some early mist or fog patches. Wind and rain on Thursday clearing from the west to bright or sunny spells.

Anglia Weather: Fine with cloud clearing

Anglia Waether Credit: ITV Anglia

This Evening and Tonight: Rather cloudy with perhaps the odd spot of rain, though some brighter spells are possible for some this evening. Cloud will break up overnight with some haze possible in western parts by dawn. Mild throughout, with light winds. Minimum temperature 13 deg C (55 deg F).

Sunday: A dry and bright day on Sunday, with plenty of pleasant sunny spells. The sunshine will likely turn hazy later, but it will feel warm throughout. Maximum temperature 21 deg C (70 deg F).

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday: Rain over western parts clearing early on Monday, brighter in the east . Any early mist or fog clearing to sunshine and isolated showers on Tuesday and Wednesday. Mild throughout.

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Winds gusting close to 60mph in the Anglia region

Winds have been gusting close to 60mph as Storm Aileen crashes in. Credit: PA Images

Strong winds up to 60 mph have hit the Anglia region as Storm Aileen breezes across the region.

A gust of 58 mph was recorded at Wittering near Peterborough in Cambridgeshire.

The gale force winds are expected to ease during the morning but it will remain blustery.

The highest wind gust recorded in the UK was 83 mph at The Needles off the Isle of Wight.

Highest gusts in the Anglia region by 6am

  • 58 mph at Wittering, Cambridgeshire
  • 56 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 54 mph at Holbeach, Lincolnshire
  • 53 mph at Marham, Norfolk
  • 52 mph at Wattisham, Suffolk

Train line blocked by fallen tree

A tree on power line has brought train services between Witham and Braintree in Essex to a halt. Credit: PA Wire

The train service between Witham and Braintree has been suspended because a tree has been blown down.

The tree has damaged the overhead electric wires between Witham and White Notley and all lines are blocked. Greater Anglia says disruption is expected until 8am.

Network Rail engineers are at the location of the tree and will remove the debris as quickly as possible.

Buses are currently replacing trains.

Traffic warning for East coast bridges during Storm Aileen

There is a warning for some drivers to avoid the Dartford Crossing during Storm Aileen on Tuesday night into Wednesday. Credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive/PA Images

Highways England is warning drivers of lorries, caravans and motorbikes to avoid the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk and the QE2 Dartford Crossing in Essex as Storm Aileen blows through on Tuesday night.

Wind gusts of more than 60 miles per hour are forecast for some parts of the Anglia region and the Met Office has issued an amber weather warning.

The Orwell bridge on the A14 and the QE2 bridge, which is part of the M25, are among 53 exposed sections of road than road authorities are warning drivers to take care on.

There is a warning for some drivers to avoid the Orwell Bridge in Suffolk during Storm Aileen on Tuesday night into Wednesday. Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Archive/PA Images

"We’re encouraging drivers to check the latest weather and travel conditions before setting off on journeys, with strong winds and heavy rain expected from Tuesday evening until Wednesday morning.

“In high winds, there’s a particular risk to lorries, caravans and motorbikes so we’d advise drivers of these vehicles to slow down and avoid using exposed sections of road if possible.”

– Richard Leonard, Head of Road User Safety at Highways England
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