Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 18°C

min temp: 11°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Video: Torrential downpours in Stowmarket - more forecast for across Suffolk tonight

17:22 10 July 2014

Torrential rain in Stowmarket

Torrential rain in Stowmarket

Archant

Torrential downpours have flooded roads in Suffolk - and forecasters are warning of more heavy rain to come.

shares

Stowmarket and Needham Market were reported to be the worst affected by this afternoon’s wet weather after a slow moving band of rain hovered overhead for around an hour.

Weatherquest forecaster Dan Holley said warm, humid air from the continent had met a cold front causing persistent rain in west Suffolk and Essex for much of today with pockets of isolated downpours breaking out further east as well.

“There’s hardly any wind in the upper atmosphere so the showers can sit there for an hour or more leading to very heavy or even torrential rain,” he said.

“Throughout the evening we are going to see more of these showers develop across the county before the front eventually moves off.

“The band of weather that has been plaguing the region over recent days should disappear tomorrow.”

Looking ahead to the weekend, Mr Holley said the outlook was for warm, humid weather, with a better chance of sunshine than recent days but also possible thunderstorms.

shares

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Southwold - a great place to retire to. Picture by Janice Poulson.

New research into the wellbeing of the country’s pensioners shows there is a lot to consider when it comes to deciding where best to spend your old age – with some places better than others when you decide to retire.

A small chemical spill was cleared up on the A14 westbound today.

Members of Jaffa running club, Carl Ashton and Clive sparkes, with Paul Winter of Ipswich building society title spencer of The Twilight Road Races with GB athlete Helen Davies

The race director of an inaugural night of elite and mass participation street racing in Ipswich has called for more amateur runners and fundraisers to enter the event.

David McGoldrick signs autographs at Portman Road.

A record-breaking crowd of more than 8,000 Ipswich Town fans flocked to Portman Road for the club’s annual open day today.

Four people have been arrested after a cannabis factory was found in premises in Mickfield Road, Stonham Aspal.

The incident happened on Norwich Road in Ipswich, oppositve Coes department store.

An Ipswich police constable involved in an alleged road rage incident has been convicted of dangerous driving by a jury at Norwich Crown Court.

The latest encampment on Holland Marshes.

Efforts are continuing today to move travellers from two sites in Tendring.

Lord Alan Sugar

A 17-year-old boy from Preston has been ordered to pay Lord Alan Sugar £100 in compensation after sending him an offensive tweet.

Cambridge archaeologists and the Touching the Tide Heritage Lottery Funded project has linked up for a major archaeological dig at various sites around Dunwich - Suffolk's famous

A new dig in Dunwich is hoping to reveal all the secrets of Suffolk’s lost city.

Police are investigating the incident

Burglaries have taken place at two businesses in Hamblin Walk, Woodbridge this week.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages