Suffolk weather forecast: Thunderstorms and heavy rain expected

Thunderstorms are expected in the east tomorrow. Picture: MARK HUNTER

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms for the region today - Credit: citizenside.com

Thunderstorms could hit Suffolk and north Essex later today, with the Met Office issuing a weather warning.

The yellow-level alert is in place between noon and 9pm today as heavy, slow-moving downpours develop.

Some places will miss these but other places could see a deluge of 10-22mm in a short space of time, with 20-40mm falling over two to three hours in a few places. 

There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds. 

There is also a chance that some communities could become cut off by flooded roads. 


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Power cuts are also likely to occur during the thunderstorms as well. 

The showers are expected to subside during the evening. 



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