Scattered showers persist as heavy downpours subside

Another projected bout of heavy rain was expected to lighten over East Anglia this morning, making way for sunnier spells.

Thundery overnight showers were once again forecast across the region but weather experts are confident of a clearer outlook today and tomorrow.

Scattered showers will permeate a cloud filled sky later today, according to Met Office forecasters.

But the night-time rainfall which has lately swept the county will be on the whole more moderate this evening.

Downpours were expected to hit large areas of the UK last night, with warnings of flash flooding and possible lightning strikes.

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Severe weather warnings were issued for north-east England and the Yorkshire and Humber areas yesterday afternoon.

East Anglia and the East of England were later added to the areas covered by the Met Office’s severe warnings.

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Up to 15mm of rain was expected in Suffolk, Essex, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire during the evening.

Mustering winds were predicted to send temperatures down to lows of 10C, especially in northern parts of East Anglia.

Gusts will continue to blow today amid sunny intervals and scattered showers, although all areas will become dry during the evening and temperatures should get up to around 21C at best.

The outlook for the remaining week is similar, with dry starts again turning wet and windy.

Winds will pick up on Thursday but settle down approaching the weekend.

Heavy rain battered Suffolk on Sunday night but Joe Osborne at Weatherquest said the heaviest of the downpours would clear away over the north sea.

Parts of eastern Suffolk saw the final bursts of torrential rain yesterday morning but Suffolk police said they were unaware of any major problems with flooding.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said paramedics had been expecting problems due to the weather overnight but were pleased to report no accidents on the county’s roads as a result of the conditions.

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