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Met Office issues amber weather warning with risk of flooding and lightning strikes

PUBLISHED: 14:16 14 October 2019 | UPDATED: 07:16 15 October 2019

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for parts of Norfolk and Waveney. Picture Met Office.

The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning for parts of Norfolk and Waveney. Picture Met Office.

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The Met Office has issued a weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms across the east of England.

Forecasters are warning a large band of rain, currently making its way across the country may cause flooding and disruption.

A yellow weather warning is in place for the whole of Norfolk and Suffolk from midday today (October 14) through to 11.59pm.

There is also an amber warning in place for the east and south of Norfolk warning of storms from 4pm to 9pm.

The warning states that spray and sudden flooding are possible leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

A statement on the Met Office web site states: "Power cuts likely to occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.

"Flooding of homes and businesses is likely and could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds."

The Environment Agency has also issued a flood alert for tidal areas of the Rivers Bure, Ant an Thurne.

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