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Storm Angus to hit Ipswich and Felixstowe overnight - all you need to know about Sunday's weather

PUBLISHED: 20:55 19 November 2016 | UPDATED: 20:55 19 November 2016

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The first named storm of the season is predicted to batter Ipswich, Felixstowe and most of the Suffolk coastline from 2am on Sunday, forecasters say.

The Met Office has issued an amber “be prepared” weather warning ahead of Storm Angus, in the south east, for coastal winds and gusts of up to 80mph.

A yellow “be aware” warning for wind and rain associated with the storm has been issued over East Anglia – including Ipswich – with gusts of up to 55mph expected.

Up to 40mm of rain is predicted in some areas, and Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge warned of localised flooding if drains become blocked with leaves blown off trees by the high winds.

“It is the first storm of the season, coming quite late at this time in November,” said Mr Partridge.

“This will be a bit of a shock to the system for most people in terms of wind and rainfall.

“Any weak branches are likely to come down in the first storm.”

Storm Angus is due to hit East Anglia on Sunday morning.

But Mr Partridge said the storm will move off quite quickly into the North Sea towards Europe around midday Sunday, with the rest of the day expected to be dry with sunny spells.

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