Winds hit 70mph in Suffolk – with lightning and torrential rain on way
- Credit: Charlotte Bond
Storm Ciara wind speeds have hit 70mph in Lakenheath – among the highest gusts recorded in East Anglia today.
Dan Holley, forecaster at Norwich-based Weatherquest, tweeted to say the highest gust so far today was 71mph in Cranfield, Bedfordshire, followed by 70mph at Lakenheath and Weybourne.
He also said the squall line of the storm is likely to head south-eastwards this afternoon, bringing torrential rain and lightning with it.
Gusts may also hit 70 to 80mph locally, he added.
MORE: Everything you need to know as huge storm batters SuffolkMr Holley posted: "EAST: Highest gust so far today is 71mph at Cranfield (Bedfordshire), followed by 70mph at Weybourne and Lakenheath.
"Squall line along the cold front will head southeastwards through this afternoon, producing torrential rain and lightning in places, and 70-80mph gusts locally..."
You may also want to watch:
Storm Ciara has wreaked havoc across Suffolk and Essex today, bringing down trees and sparking travel chaos.
There were dramatic scenes in Nacton Road in Ipswich earlier today after a large tree fell down onto two cars narrowly missing a house.
Storm Ciara has also brought down trees across the Greater Anglia network today.
- 1 Couple fear they will never sell home after A12 upgrade outside
- 2 Suffolk man guilty of raping schoolgirl and facing jail sentence
- 3 Man airlifted to hospital after suffering serious leg injuries in crash
- 4 Delays of 80 minutes following A12 crashes
- 5 'We'll see how we go' - QPR boss Warburton on Bonne recall option
- 6 Ipswich Town players' FIFA 22 ratings revealed
- 7 Britain's poshest train set to return to Ipswich
- 8 Can Town kick on now? Predictions for the next five league games
- 9 Emotional moment as family decides to cease farming in-hand
- 10 Suffolk 'can't afford' to repair or clear 700 damaged road signs