Suffolk: A month of rain falls in just two hours this morning – but brighter days are ahead

Flash flooding in Melford Road, Sudbury

Flash flooding in Melford Road, Sudbury - Credit: Archant

Nearly a month’s worth of rain fell in just two hours in Suffolk this morning, forecasters have revealed.

A total of 37.4mm was recorded at Wattisham between 7pm yesterday and noon today, making the area the wettest in Britain over the last 24 hours.

According to Weatherquest, between 7am and 9am at Wattisham, 20.2mm of rain fell. The total rainfall in September was 22.7mm.

Chris Bell, a forecaster with Weatherquest, said: “In many locations across the county people would have seen more rain this morning than they saw in all of September combined.” The heavy rainfall overnight and this morning means that at Wattisham, a total of 64.3mm of rain has fallen this month.

Mr Bell said the downpours are not particularly unusual for this time of year, particularly with summer ending.

More rain is expected into early evening but it is not expected to be as heavy as this morning.

However, the forecasters are not bringing all bad news, as it was predicted Suffolk could enjoy termperatures as high as 21C this weekend.

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Mr Bell said: “Summer is over but we are going to see some of the warmest days seen in a while this weekend.”