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Torrential rain could cause flooding in East Anglia over Bank Holiday weekend

PUBLISHED: 15:04 27 August 2015 | UPDATED: 09:23 28 August 2015

Traffic negotiates a flood at Meadow Way, Hellesdon, after heavy rain on Wednesday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Traffic negotiates a flood at Meadow Way, Hellesdon, after heavy rain on Wednesday. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Our region is expected to be lashed with heavy rain over the Bank Holiday weekend, with the potential for flooding.

The worst of the weather is set to hit on Saturday evening, with heavy rain showers and thunderstorms expected to last through to Sunday morning.

Adam Drury, a weather forecaster for University of East Anglia-based Weatherquest, said: “Saturday will start off dry but thunderstorms are expected in the evening with heavy rain showers expected to last through the evening until Sunday morning. This could cause localised flooding.

“Sunday will be dry through the day but further rain is expected to develop in the evening. On Monday there will be persistent rain throughout the day.”

Torrential rain has already caused disruption this week, with travel delays and fire crews called out to deal with flooding in the region on Wednesday.

11 comments

  • They often ask me to advertise with them , start of at £600 then go down to £100 but I still refuse.

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    6Toed

    Sunday, August 30, 2015

  • I did feel a spit or 2 at 4 pm

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    6Toed

    Sunday, August 30, 2015

  • A kindred spirit WW. Still waiting for the 'torrential rain' and 'flooding' which 'could' justify this above reporting but fail to see how this could be wrote on Tuesday forecasting the weather for the Bank Holiday when 24hr forecasts are seldom correct.

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    DivingMan

    Sunday, August 30, 2015

  • From all the self employed folk who rely on the tourist, just like to thank those out of touch, superannuated people at BBC Look East that once again totally got the rain forecast completely wrong. I should I say, once again they got it wrong. They never learn, neither do they care one jot about this region, sitting in their cosy ivory tower, keeping warm on the salaries and massive pensions they we pay for. Complete idiots.

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    weaversway

    Sunday, August 30, 2015

  • No rain today in Cromer or Sheringham which reinforces this ridiculous, scaremongering, click bait journalism.

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    DivingMan

    Saturday, August 29, 2015

  • Totally agree, Diving man. I've lived in the area all my life and know that we have different weather. These forecasts constantly scare people from coming. Many in this area are self employed and would welcome a half decent forecast. What I find annoying is the fact that it isn't just occasionally they get the weather wrong, they never learn.

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    weaversway

    Saturday, August 29, 2015

  • Am sure those working and earn a living from tourism and see bank holiday as one of those times of the year which helps them financially to keep a business running will love this report. Scaring people away from the coast on such an important weekend for so many in business is irresponsible in my humble opinion.

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    DivingMan

    Friday, August 28, 2015

  • Just looked at the latest forecast and they've changed their minds. Now just showers...maybe. That's what they do all the time for North Norfolk. They know less about a warm front than the local dry cleaners.

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    weaversway

    Friday, August 28, 2015

  • What does it mean by our region? If it means North Norfolk, then forget it. We all know that they cannot forecast rain movements in this area.

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    weaversway

    Friday, August 28, 2015

  • What a load of rubbish. Nothing about torrential rain on the Metoffice website and also on the Weatherquest website. Come on Archant get your facts right before publication.

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    kfoto

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • It's quite unbelievable how wrong the weather forecast usually is for Norwich, i'll believe this when I see it

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    stevejo

    Thursday, August 27, 2015

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