The Met Office has a Yellow Weather Warning in force as winds gust in excess of 60 mph in the Anglia region bringing down trees and blocking roads. The weather conditions are adding to the flooding problems which have built up over the past few days.
The Environment Agency has 23 Flood Warnings in force along with 35 Flood Alerts.
The wind is expected to die down later on Sunday but the rain will return on Sunday night.
These are the highest wind gusts recorded so far in the Anglia region:
- 61 mph at Weybourne, Norfolk
- 57 mph at Wattisham, Suffolk
- 54 mph at Andrewsfield, Essex
- 52 mph at Holbeach, Lincolnshire
- 50 mph at Marham and Norwich, Norfolk
The Met Office has issued a Yellow Weather Warning for the East of England and the East Midlands for strong winds and heavy rain. Rain is falling onto already saturated ground and is likely to cause further flooding.
Winds could gust up to 60 miles per hour during the early hours of Sunday morning which is enough to cause damage or bring tree branches down.
Gale to severe gale force westerly or southwesterly winds are expected to set in suddenly across some southern parts of England overnight and into Sunday. The public should be aware of difficult driving conditions and risk of damage to trees. The worst affected areas may be in East Anglia.
Further persistent rain will spread across England and Wales on Saturday, turning heavy at times later. Given existing levels of saturation, the public should be aware of the risk of localised flooding.
The rain on Saturday night is expected to clear away northwards by early Sunday morning and the Anglia region will have a mostly dry day on Sunday before more rain arrived on Sunday night into Monday.
A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for Ellington, Hamerton and the Alconburys in Cambridgeshire.
Flooding is expected for Hamerton, Upton, Alconbury, Alconbury Weston and Ellington.
The Agency says immediate action required. Property owners with individual property protection are advised to install it now.
A flood warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for East Brackley in Northamptonshire. The Agency says flooding is expected for Mill Lane, Boundary Road and Shires Road.
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