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Homes still without power as temperatures reach 27C after storm

PUBLISHED: 17:23 19 July 2017 | UPDATED: 17:56 19 July 2017

Lightning over Norwich. Picture: Dan Holly

Lightning over Norwich. Picture: Dan Holly

Dan Holly

After Norfolk awoke to thunder and lightning the sun has come out with temperatures reaching 27C but areas still remain without power and rain is forecast for Norfolk later this evening.

Norwich based forecaster Weatherquest said this morning that the storm had mostly passed Norfolk by 8am with only the north of Norfolk experiencing the last of the lightning along with Great Yarmouth and Southwold.

Forecaster Adam Dury said: “It will be cloudy making it feel humid and muggy.

Lightning over Norwich. Picture: David Long Lightning over Norwich. Picture: David Long

“The clouds should clear throughout the afternoon.

“There is potential for further storms in the east of Norfolk around 8pm through to the early hours of Thursday, July 20, but these should move north.”

The night will remain humid with temperatures of 18C.

The Met Office had issued yellow weather warning which has been lifted.

In Erpingham, 61 homes have had their power restored after it was out for most of the day.

Homes in Holt without power this evening should have power back between 6pm and 7pm.

A spokesman for UK Power Networks said: “Engineers are working quickly and safely to restore power as soon as possible to 118 properties in Erpingham following damage to an overhead line at 4am this morning. We understand how difficult it is to be without power and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

Roads across the county saw an increase in surface water and spots of flooding.

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