A yellow weather warning has been issued for the risk of isolated thunderstorms in the Anglia region on Friday afternoon and evening although the Met Office says most places will stay hot and dry.
The weather warning is in force from 4pm until midnight on Friday 31 July 2020
The Met Office warning says: "Many places staying dry, but isolated thunderstorms may cause some travel disruption."
The Met Office added: "Along with some very hot weather today, a few thunderstorms are likely to break out during the late afternoon and evening. Where thunderstorms do occur frequent lightning is expected, along with gusty winds.
"Unlike many days with thunderstorms over the UK, relatively little in the way of heavy rain is expected.
"However, a few places may be unlucky and catch a heavy downpour, perhaps even with some hail, and as much as 15-20 mm rain could fall in less than an hour, most likely in Eastern England."
What to expect
Probably some damage to a few buildings and structures from lightning strikes
Some short term loss of power and other services is likely
Delays to train services are possible
Some flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible, leading to some damage to buildings or structures
There is a small chance that driving conditions will be affected by spray, standing water and/or hail, leading to longer journey times by car and bus