Flash flooding as severe weather hits region

Thunderstorms and torrential downpours brought flash flooding to parts of Norfolk and Suffolk on Friday and Saturday 27 and 28 June 2014.

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Soggy Saturday makes it the wettest day of the month

Flash flooding in Sudbury, Suffolk on Saturday 28 June 2014 Credit: Dionne King

Saturday was the wettest day of June 2014 and brought flash flooding to some parts of Suffolk as storms brought torrential rain.

The highest daily rainfall reading was 23.6 mm in the 24-hours to 10am Sunday at the Brooms Barn Agricultural Station in Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

All of that rain fell in one hour between 3pm and 4pm on Saturday and it represents what is normally nearly a fortnight's worth of rain.

But it was hit-and-miss with the storms and some places in the region escaped with very little rain.

Overall June 2014 in the Anglia region is still drier than average with only two-thirds of the average rainfall falling across the area during the month.

In Pictures: Tornado strikes on Suffolk-Norfolk border

A tornado pictured at Wortwell near Harleston, Norfolk Credit: Vikki Woodford

Eyewitness Vikki Woodford said she saw the tornado touch the ground at Wortwell on the Norfolk-Suffolk border.

Vikki wrote on the ITV News Anglia Facebook page: "I have pictures of it from Wortwell - very clear! We watched it touch down, videoed it then left before the storm was overhead."

She added that it then fizzled out.

There are no reports of any damage.

A tornado pictured at Wortwell near Harleston, Norfolk Credit: Vikki Woodford


Possible tornado spotted during thunderstorms in Suffolk

A possible tornado was photographed at Stradbroke in Suffolk at 2.30pm on Saturday 28 June 2014 Credit: Andy Bevan

Thundery downpours have been sweeping across the East Anglia region on Saturday and a possible tornado has been spotted in Stradbroke near Eye in Suffolk.

The picture was taken by ITV Anglia viewer Andy Bevan from his back garden at 2.30pm.

Tornadoes can be spawned from the base of thunderstorm clouds. They start as funnel clouds which can twist all the way down to the ground. They only become tornadoes if they touch the ground.

There is no confirmation that the twister in the picture hit the ground so it may have just been a funnel cloud.

Send your weather pictures to angliaweather@itv.com

A funnel cloud or possible tornado was also captured at Bungay in Suffolk Credit: Andrew Fairhead

Video of Friday's flash flooding and hail storm

More localised torrential downpours are forecast for Saturday after the Anglia region was hit by thunderstorms on Friday.

Below is a video sent in by ITV News Anglia viewer Lesley Chambers of the conditions between Acle and Filby near Great Yarmouth on Friday afternoon with hail and flash floods.

You can send you own pictures to angliaweather@itv.com

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