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Localised flooding possible in Norfolk on Sunday and Monday

PUBLISHED: 10:41 19 August 2011 | UPDATED: 10:41 19 August 2011

Sheltering from a summer rain shower while looking out over Cromer Pier and the sea front.; PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Sheltering from a summer rain shower while looking out over Cromer Pier and the sea front.; PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

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The Met Office is warning of the potential of localised flooding in Norfolk with heavy rain expected on Sunday and Monday .

The severe weather warning for the east and south-east of England was issued yesterday.

The Met Office is warning on Sunday that outbreaks of heavy, thundery rain are likely particularly overnight and during the early part of the day and the public should be aware that local flooding is possible.

A similar scenario is expected on Monday with outbreaks of heavy, thundery rain again likely, particularly during the afternoon and into the night with localised flooding again possible.

A Norfolk police spokesman said that they had received an extra rainfall alert at about 4pm yesterday, warning that there was a 20pc chance of up to 60mm of rain falling in Suffolk, Essex and Hertfordshire last night.

However, fears that up to 60mm of rain could fall in Norfolk yesterday were unrealised, and emergency services said the heavy rain that did fall did not cause any major problems on the roads or lead to any localised flooding.

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said the heavy rain had not caused any major incidents on the roads, and a spokesman for the Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service said it, too, had not received any call-outs because of the downpour.

An Anglian Water spokesman also said that the rainfall had not caused any problems.

The five-day forecast provided by Weatherquest, based at the UEA, is for the chance of some light rain or showers overnight tomorrow, and then patchy cloud on Sunday with the chance of some isolated showers on Monday. Because of the severe weather warning, people are advised to take extra care, with further information and advice at: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/links.html.

Has the weather caused a particular problem where you live? Call reporter David Bale on 01603 772427 or email david.bale2@archant.co.uk.

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