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.

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

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