Thunderstorms hit Ipswich after weeks of sun

Thunder and lightning has hit Ipswich Picture: AMY GIBBONS

Thunder and lightning has hit Ipswich Picture: AMY GIBBONS - Credit: AMY GIBBONS

Many residents sick of the heat are rejoicing as Ipswich is in the midst of a thunderstorm.

Rain has started falling in the centre of Ipswich Picture: AMY GIBBONS

Rain has started falling in the centre of Ipswich Picture: AMY GIBBONS - Credit: AMY GIBBONS

Some parts of the county have gone 50 days without rainfall - and now the wait has ended for the people of Ipswich.

It comes after the Met Office issued an amber thunderstorm warning for the east of England between 2pm and 8pm today.

The warning states that flooding of homes and businesses is likely and could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

Spray and sudden flooding could also lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures, with power cuts likely, the Met Office warns.


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