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Forecasters say up to 40mm of rain could fall as hot and wet April ends

PUBLISHED: 13:07 29 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:07 29 April 2018

Heavy rain and flooding is forecast overnight and tomorrow in Suffolk.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Heavy rain and flooding is forecast overnight and tomorrow in Suffolk. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

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It will be more than April showers – with a month’s worth of rain set to fall in just 30 hours.

Lily and Isaac enjoy a paddle on the beach at Felixstowe earlier this month when temperatures were in the high 20s.  Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNLily and Isaac enjoy a paddle on the beach at Felixstowe earlier this month when temperatures were in the high 20s. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Weather forecasters say that after a wet start to the month, a dry and hot middle, the end is expected to be very wet indeed.

Dan Holley, forecaster at Weatherquest, said that some parts of the region had a month’s worth of rain in four days at the start of the month – and could end it with the same amount in just 30 hours.

He said rain is expected to start this afternoon and continue until Tuesday morning.

East of the M11, he said, there would be 30mm to 40mm.

Meanwhile, the Environment Agency in East Anglia issued a warning on Twitter urging people to stay safe in the heavy downpours.

They said: “We urge people to stay safe on the coast – take extreme care on coastal paths and promenades, and don’t put yourself in unnecessary danger trying to take ‘selfies’.”

Flood warnings have been issued in parts of Norfolk and Suffolk.


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