10:47 am Aug 15, 2022
Thunderstorms will hit Norfolk this week, prompting the Met Office to issue a yellow weather warning.
The storms follow an extreme heat weekend that saw a yellow weather warning issued for the county with temperatures reaching 33.2C in Marham.
While much of Norfolk is under the yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, the west of the county is likely to see its worst weather today (15 August).
Adam Dury, a forecaster for Norwich-based Weatherquest, said: “There is a possibility of thunderstorms reaching western and central parts of Norfolk by 2pm.
“The risk of scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue into midnight as drier conditions return.
“There is a greater risk of thunderstorms from 1 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon, which will affect the entire region.
“The storms are re-isolating so not everyone is affected and this will last until the end of Tuesday.
“General showers may continue into Wednesday, but it will be dry again by the end of the week.”
The rain will be welcome relief after a prolonged dry spell that has resulted in a drought in east Anglia.
And the dry conditions mean there could be a risk of flooding from the downpours.
The Met Office weather alert reads: “In the event of flooding or lightning strikes, there is a possibility of delays and some cancellations of train and bus services.
“Splash and flooding could also cause difficult driving conditions and some road closures.”