The Met Office has placed the East of England under a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms.
A popular arts and crafts fundraising fair was cancelled because of the high winds.
A tree has fallen down in the centre of Norwich blocking a road.
A tree fell on a train and damaged the driving cab during high winds.
Unseasonably strong winds and gusts of up to 50mph are set to sweep across the region today.
Trains are at a standstill as a power failure has shut down routes around London and the Great Northern lines.
As the region braces for a lashing of severe wind and rain weekend events are being cancelled over safety fears.
Boaters planning on visiting the Broads this weekend have been warned to take caution after the Met Office issued severe weather warnings of 50mph winds.
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