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Updated: Met Office warns heavy rain is returning to the east

Bury escaped the worst of the rain in July, but there is a weather warning for Friday . ENGANL00120120105112152

Bury escaped the worst of the rain in July, but there is a weather warning for Friday . ENGANL00120120105112152

The Met Office has today issued a severe weather warning for wind and rain across the east on Sunday on top of heavy rain tomorrow afternoon.

A yellow ‘be aware’ warning, valid from noon to 9pm today has been followed this morning with a similar warning for Sunday, when the remains of Hurricane Bertha may hit the east.

For tomorrow, the Met Office says heavy, possibly thundery, rain will cause local disruption.

It adds: “With very warm, humid air over the region there is the potential for the rain to become very heavy during the afternoon with totals of more than 50mm locally.”

It says Sunday’s weather is currently difficult to forecast and it could miss us, but it adds: “There is the potential for widespread rainfall totals of more than 50 mm and coastal gusts of over 60 mph, along with large waves.”

For the latest warnings visit www.metoffice.gov.uk

Though similar weather warnings were issued in July, Bury St Edmunds weather recorder Alan Messem says the town was lucky to have been on the fringes of the worst weather, even so, the 61.1mm was 21 per cent above the month’s average in the east.

Alan says that when 67mm was recorded at Wattisham on July 13, only 6.1mm fell in Bury.

Bury’s wettest 24 hours, from 8am, was the 10th with 20.7mm. Only 17mm fell over the next 10 days but a thunderstorm on the 28th saw 17.1mm fall in just under two hours.

The month’s seven days with thunder is the most for July since 2007.

But temperatures held up with the Wattisham weather station recording 21 days with maximums above the 21.9C average, peaking at 28C on the 18th.

 

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