The wet and windy weather is set to stay in East Anglia for the rest of the week, forecasters warned today.

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However, the region avoided the worst of today’s storms with the south west of England bearing the brunt of 55mph to 60mph winds and heavy rain.

Forecasters have warned that there is a small risk of flooding in Norfolk with more showers predicted over the coming days.

The Imperial War Museum at Duxford in Cambridgeshire was closed today after damage was caused to the roof of one of the buildings by the high winds and adverse weather conditions. Officials are hoping to reopen by the weekend.

Phil Garner, forecaster for the University of East Anglia-based Weatherquest, said there had been no major damaging gusts today in Norfolk with top wind speeds of around 40mph.

He added that there were set to be further showers tonight and a fresh southwesterly wind with more showery rain tomorrow and moderate strength winds. Temperatures will continue to remain mild for the time of the year.

Mr Garner added that the unsettled weather was likely to continue into the weekend and early next week.

“There are areas of low pressure coming from the west that will continue this week and into the weekend.”

“We are not likely to get any major flooding issues, but there is a small risk of localised floods with the ground being wet. The showers are fairly spaced out,” he said.

The Environment Agency currently has no flood warnings or alerts issued for Norfolk or Suffolk.

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