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More thunderstorms for East Anglia as the heat builds

More thunderstorms are expected in parts of the Anglia region on Monday night and Tuesday. Credit: John Nellst

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the risk of torrential thunderstorms in the East of England as the heat builds.

Up to 60 mm of rain could fall in a few places on top what has already been record June rainfall in some areas.

The Met Office says: "Further thunderstorms are likely, these potentially severe, bringing a risk of flooding and disruption to travel."

"Further heavy thundery rain may then arrive into parts of southern and southeastern England and East Anglia during the evening. In areas affected by the thundery rain, 15 to 30 mm may fall widely.

"Thunderstorms are expected across parts of England at times on Tuesday.

"Storms are likely to spread north from France during the early hours, before most likely clearing into the North Sea by day.

"During the day there is then a small risk of potentially severe thunderstorms developing over land.

"Whilst most locations will miss storms altogether, where they do develop, 20-30 mm of rain could fall in one hour, with a few spots perhaps seeing as much as 40-60 mm in one hour, which is very unusual for the UK.

"Large hail, lightning and gusty winds are also likely."

– Met Office Weather Warning
The area covered by a Met Office weather warning for the risk of thunderstorms on Monday into Tuesday. Credit: Met Office

What to expect

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

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