Weather warning as heavy rain predicted

WEATHER forecasters have today warned heavy rain is likely to hit East Anglia tomorrow.The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning as high rainfall and strong winds are predicted across the region tomorrow and Wednesday.

WEATHER forecasters have today warned heavy rain is likely to hit East Anglia tomorrow.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning as high rainfall and strong winds are predicted across the region.

The unseasonably wet weather could see between 20-30mm of rain fall in parts of the UK - with some places having up to 50-60mm.

Gusts of wind of up to 60 miles per hour could buffet parts of the coast.


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Forecasters at the Met Office predict there is a 30% chance of disruption in the East of England because of the weather.

Emma Coombs, forecaster at East Anglian-based Weatherquest, said today: “The problem is the sheer size of the low for this time of year. It is Autumnal looking, so it's not going to be a very nice day.”

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She said the region would probably not be hit as hard as the west of England, with rainfall likely to be around 10-15mm. The 10-year average for this time of year in Suffolk is around 47mm.

Mean wind speeds are expected to be around 20-25mph inland and 25-30mph on the coast, with stronger gusts - particularly on south-facing parts of the coast.

While some parts of Suffolk and Essex could wake up to fair weather tomorrow, it is not expected to last long.

The area of low pressure will be nearby for Wednesday and Thursday, but because of the strong winds, it will be fast-moving, Ms Coombs said.

Friday and Saturday are expected to be more settled but showers are predicted for Sunday and the first part of next week.

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