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Thunderstorms likely in East Anglia today

PUBLISHED: 08:06 20 July 2019 | UPDATED: 09:32 20 July 2019

Thunderstorms are predicted for Suffolk and Essex on Saturday morning Picture: ALEX MCCARTHY

Thunderstorms are predicted for Suffolk and Essex on Saturday morning Picture: ALEX MCCARTHY

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Thunder and lightning could strike in Suffolk and north Essex today, weather forecasters are warning.

Temperatures will climb to highs of around 25C - and although it's meant to be mostly sunny, there is a chance storms could strike the region around midday.

Forecasters at the East Anglian based Weatherquest tweeted: "East Anglia today - sunny spells, although there will be the chance of a few scattered showers, some of those could be heavy with a rumble of thunder this afternoon, mainly in the north of the region.

"Becoming breezy with a moderate southwesterly wind. Highs 22-25C."

Next week, a hot spell will see the mercury soar to highs of 27C and 28C.

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