Watch out for flooded roads and thunderstorms in Suffolk and Essex as region braced for severe downpour

PUBLISHED: 07:06 09 August 2017 | UPDATED: 07:06 09 August 2017

Flooding under railway bridge at Needham Lake. Picture: BOB REASON

Flooding under railway bridge at Needham Lake. Picture: BOB REASON

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The Met Office have issued a yellow warning of rain for Suffolk and north Essex this morning (August 9), which is set to last until midnight.

There is a slight chance of thunderstorms in the region, but the risk has reduced since yesterday’s forecast.

Motorists should be wary of surface water flooding today, with an average up to 30mm of rain predicted to fall on the region.
The Met Office chief forecaster said they have issued a yellow warning of rain between 12.05am today and 11.55pm.

He said: “An area of heavy rain will sink slowly southwards across the east and southeast of England during Wednesday (August 9).

“Some transport routes may be affected by localised flooding leading to longer journey times.

“In addition, flooding of homes and businesses is possible.

“The heaviest of the rain should gradually become confined to the extreme southeast of the UK later in the day.”

Most of the rain will fall on Suffolk from around 1pm today, with little chance of a break in the clouds all day.

The severe showers will arrive slightly earlier in North Essex.


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