Month’s rainfall in 24 hours as Suffolk records wettest day for six months

Stock image of heavy rainfall in Suffolk. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Stock image of heavy rainfall in Suffolk. Picture: PHIL MORLEY

Suffolk experienced its wettest day for over six months after the heavens opened with bucketfuls of rainfall over 24 hours.

The county recorded more rainfall in a single day than the whole of April as people were subjected to showers for most of Wednesday.

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However forecasters at East Anglian-based Weatherquest warned the figures could be a little distorted by the fact many places had hail showers.

Chris Bell, from Weatherquest, Tweeted radar pictures showing a "hail core" over Saxmundham, while his colleague Dan Holley Tweeted: "Averaged across the region, today is the wettest calendar day since October 14 2018.

"Most places have received 10-15mm, more than the whole of April 2019."

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