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Severe thunderstorms and a tornado in the East of England

The funnel cloud seen over Sawtry in Cambridgeshire Photo: Vicky Parkes

This video of a tornado over Cambridgeshire was captured by Michael Durndell.

Dramatic storms have been heading across the East this afternoon. In Cambridgeshire ITV Anglia viewer Vicky Parkes captured a funnel cloud in the skies over Sawtry.

And a massive hail storm led to unseasonable icy roads at Gamlingay spotted by Mandy Arnold.

Icy roads caused by a hail storm in Cambridgeshire Credit: Mandy Arnold

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Henry Johnstone took this from his back garden in Haverhill, Suffolk at 1600hrs on 22/05/2014.

The edge of the storm front at Haverhill, Suffolk Credit: Henry Johnstone
Lightning over Peterborough on Thursday 22 May 2014 Credit: James Foster
A picture taken seconds before the hailstones and lightning at March in Cambridgeshire Credit: Emma Stowe

The storms were hit and miss with many areas dodging the heavy rain.

These are the 24-hour rainfall totals in the Anglia region from 10am on Thursday 22 May 2014:

  • 19.0 mm in Wittering, Cambs
  • 17.2 mm in Woburn, Beds
  • 13.8 mm in Northampton
  • 13.8 mm in Holbeach, Lincs
  • 8.2 mm in Sawtry, Cambs
  • 4.8 mm in Bedford
  • 3.2 mm in Weybourne, Norfolk
  • 2.6 mm in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 2.2 mm in Norwich
  • 1.2 mm in Andrewsfield near Braintree, Essex
  • 0.2 mm in Shoeburyness, Essex
  • 0.2 mm in Wattisham, Suffok

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