Met Office warning for heavy rain and storms on Friday

Warning for heavy rain. Photo: Paul Franks
Warning for heavy rain. Photo: Paul Franks

Thunderstorms are likely across eastern areas of England on Friday (5 June) giving some localised intense downpours the Met Office has warned but there is a better weekend forecast.

Localised heavy downpours are forecast between 2am and 8pm with the added possibility of thunderstorms.

Met Office warns: “The public should be aware of the risk of localised surface water flooding which may lead to disruption to transport and outdoor activities.”

The thunderstorms should clear away eastwards on Friday night.

The rain is forecast for Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Peterborough and Suffolk.

Temperatures will rise to 22°C during the day before falling back to lows of 9°C overnight.

Saturday should be dry and brighter with highs of 18°C, Sunday ​could see more cloud but still ​remaining ​dry, highs