Double weather warning for heavy rain and strong winds in the Anglia region

A Met Office yellow weather warning for heavy rain has been issued for Friday and for strong winds on Saturday. Credit: Chris Mitchell

The Met Office has issued two yellow weather warnings for heavy rain and strong winds on Friday and Saturday in the Anglia region.

The Met Office says a band of heavy rain followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms on Friday has the potential to bring disruption. Up to 30 mm of rain could fall in just a few hours.

A second weather warning has also been issued for the risk of strong winds gusting at 40 mph in the Anglia region during the day on Saturday.

"A band of heavy rain, with the possibility of some very heavy bursts, will move northwards during Thursday night and Friday. "Within this band 10-15 mm is widely expected, however some places could see as much as 30 mm in just a few hours. "Once the rain has cleared scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop, particularly during Friday. "Many places will miss these, but where they do occur 10-20 mm is possible in one hour, with perhaps 30 mm in a few hours."

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What to expect

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings

  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life

  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services

  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads

The Met Office says strong winds are expected to cause some disruption, particularly during Saturday daytime.

A yellow weather warning is in force from midnight to midnight on Saturday 10 August 2019

A yellow weather warning for strong winds is in force on Saturday 10 August 2019. Credit: Met Office

"Unseasonably strong southwesterly winds are expected to cause some disruption, with gusts over 40 mph possible quite widely inland. "Gusts over 50 mph are possible along some coasts of the Bristol Channel, English Channel and through the Strait of Dover."

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What to expect

  • It’s likely that some coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities affected by spray and/or large waves

  • Some short term loss of power and other services is possible

  • Delays for high-sided vehicles on exposed routes and bridges likely

  • Probably some bus and train services affected, with some journeys taking longer

  • Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely, with some fallen trees possible