Storms to hit Suffolk and Essex this morning before temperatures rise to 30C

A yellow weather warning for storms has been isssued across Suffolk and Essex Picture: GETTY IMAGES

A yellow weather warning for storms has been isssued across Suffolk and Essex Picture: GETTY IMAGES/iSTOCKPHOTO - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Thunder and lightning are set to hit Suffolk and Essex this morning before temperatures rise to 30C in a hot and humid afternoon.

Thunderstorms are currently moving in from Kent, which has experienced a thundery start to the morning.

Temperatures have already risen into the high teens across the region, with lightning and thundery showers set to come imminently – and a yellow weather warning remains in place.

Adam Dury, forecaster at Norwich-based Weatherquest, said: “Essex is already beginning to see some lightning strikes and it’s a cloudy and humid start to the day.

“The storm will shortly move in and mostly be along the coast, with Clacton and Felixstowe set to experience some lightning.


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“There will be the odd bit inland, but it is mostly going to be a cloudy, hot and humid day with temperatures set to hit 30C.”

The Met Office yellow weather warning adds there is a chance of flooding of homes and businesses, while powercuts may also occur.

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Mr Dury added there is a chance thunderstorms may return in the late afternoon and evening – as well as tomorrow morning.

Temperatures are set to remain in high teens overnight.

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