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Weather warning issued for heavy rain across region

PUBLISHED: 10:46 30 September 2019 | UPDATED: 10:59 30 September 2019

The Met Office said some areas could experience flooding in a warning of heavy rain for the East of England. Picture: Archant

The Met Office said some areas could experience flooding in a warning of heavy rain for the East of England. Picture: Archant

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The East of England can expect further downpours after a weather warning for rain was issued for the region.

High water covers the marsh and laps around the Coal Bard at Thornham, on one of the highest tides of the year  Picture: Chris Bishop High water covers the marsh and laps around the Coal Bard at Thornham, on one of the highest tides of the year Picture: Chris Bishop

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning - the least severe - for swathes of southern England including Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.

The warning is valid from 6am to 8pm on Tuesday, October 1 and warns of heavy showers with a small chance of disruption from flooding.

It comes after a weekend of wet weather which was still wreaking havoc on Monday morning, with flood warnings and alerts in place around the Norfolk coast and tidal flood warnings for the Rivers Yare and Waveney.

In its latest warning the Met Office said showers were expected to track west across the south of England on Tuesday, peaking across the south east in the afternoon, with most places able to expect a downpour.

Slow-moving showers could cause very large rainfall totals of up to 50mm in some areas, however the majority of places will only see small total rainfall accumulations.

One or two locations may also see some lightning and hail.

READ MORE: Van left stranded at high tide in coastal town

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