Grab a brolly - rain and thunderstorms to hit East Anglia

Wet weather is due to hit Suffok and Essex

Wet weather is due to hit Suffok and Essex - Credit: Archant

Wet weather is on its way with rain and thunderstorms predicted to hit Suffolk and Essex late this morning.

Downpours have already hit central Britain, causing flash flooding and travel delays, and are moving their way east.

It comes just days after Britain basked in the sunshine on the hottest recorded September day since 1911.

Chris Bell, forecaster at Weatherquest, said: “It will be a pretty wet period.

“There hasn’t been a lot of rain falling across Suffolk so far, it has mostly hit London and the Midlands.

“Our turn is more this afternoon.

“It is one of those days where some spots will get a huge amount of rain, 30-40mm.

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“It should start late morning and early afternoon.”

Mr Bell said the wet weather is being caused by a slow-moving cold front stretching across Britain.

Parts of north Suffolk have already been hit by the bad weather.

Abellio Greater Anglia have warned customers all lines through Brandon are blocked after a signalling system was damaged by lightning.

It reports services between Norwich and Cambridge may be cancelled, delayed by 60 minutes or suspended.

Dan Holley, forecaster at Weatherquest, tweeted this morning that Santon Downham, near Brandon, recorded 35mm of rain in just one hour this morning, 63% of its average monthly rainfall.

But there is good news, and better weather, on the horizon.

On Saturday the front is expected to have largely moved on and, although cloudy, should be a much drier day.

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