Met Office weather warning for heavy rain in the Anglia region on Friday

A weather warning for the risk of heavy rain showers and thunderstorms on Friday has been issued by the Met Office Credit: Stephen Squirrell

Met Office yellow weather warning in force from 6am until 11.59pm on Friday 18 June 2021

The Met Office has issued a warning that some parts of the East of England could see up to a month's worth of rainfall in a day.

The Met Office says: "Spells of heavy rain may lead to some travel disruption and flooding, with thunder possible towards eastern coasts."

The yellow weather warning says: "Spells of prolonged and often heavy rain will continue to affect parts of England today, before clearing from most areas this evening.

"Some thunder and lightning is also possible, most likely over parts of East Anglia and southeast England but heavy rain is the main hazard."

An average June in the ITV Anglia region usually has 54 mm (2.1 inches) of rain during the month.

The whole of the Anglia region is included in the warning area for the risk of heavy rain during Friday Credit: Met Office

What to expect

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

  • Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services

  • Power cuts might occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost

  • Flooding of homes and businesses could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater or possibly lightning strikes

Read more: Met Office advice on staying safe in thunder and lightning