Suffolk: Yellow Weather Warning for thunderstorms

9:48 am Aug 17, 2022

A yellow weather warning has been issued as thunderstorms are expected in parts of Suffolk.

The Met Office upgraded the previous yellow weather warning to amber in parts of Suffolk between 11am and 10pm on Wednesday.

The warning covers areas such as Ipswich, Felixstowe, Clare, Lavenham, Hadleigh and most of Essex.

The amber weather warning that applies to parts of Suffolk
– Credit: Met Office

A yellow weather warning remains in place for the rest of East Anglia.

Although the rain after the recent heat may be a welcome sight for many, it could spell further disruption in Suffolk.

The Met Office said: “Flooding of homes and businesses is likely and could happen quickly, with some buildings damaged by high water, lightning, hail or high winds.

“Fast flowing or deep flood water is likely and poses a risk to life.

“In the event of flooding or lightning strikes, delays and some cancellations of train and bus services are likely.

“Splash and sudden flooding are likely to result in difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“Some communities are likely to be cut off if the roads are flooded.

“It is likely that power outages could occur and other services could be down for some homes and businesses.”

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