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‘More rain to come’ - Forecasters expect more downpour to hit region, but at lighter rate

PUBLISHED: 09:03 17 August 2020 | UPDATED: 08:44 18 August 2020

Drain covers were lifted in Sheringham after torrential rain. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Drain covers were lifted in Sheringham after torrential rain. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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More rain is expected to be hitting the region this week - but not at the level and velocity of the weekends downpour.

Over the weekend some part of the county saw three months worth of rain fall in a single day, with the East Harling area seeing up to 160mm of precipitation on Sunday alone.

However, forecasters have said that while there will be more rain to come across the week, it would not come close to the degree that fell over the weekend.

Chris Bell, a forecaster at Norwich-based Weatherquest said: “Today [Monday] we do expect to see something thunderstorms and rain but nothing as hard as we saw yesterday, which was really quite remarkable.

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“Some places could see around an inch of rain which will come in short showers.”

Mr Bell said that while rain could arrive in any part of the county, areas to the west of the county were most at risk.

He said: “To be honest, I think much of the county will be at similar risk of getting storms, but I do think it would be more likely in the western parts. If you picture the A140 as a line bisecting the county, everything west of it is most likely to see showers and storms.”

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The forecaster added that Tuesday was a similar risk but that an Atlantic front would see far more widespread rain on Wednesday.

He said: “Wednesday should see more widespread areas of rain and I think all of the county will see a bit of rain. It will be a more steady rain though and some places could see around 10-15mm.”


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