Within 24-Hours, Parts of East Anglia Get’s Month’s Worth of Rain, Strongest Sep Gusts Since 1997 & Coldest Sep Day On Record

Written by on September 26, 2020 in Rest of Europe, United Kingdom & Ireland with 0 Comments

Low pressure developed over England along a notable southbound cold front and deepened into quite the cyclone over the North Sea and just offshore of East Anglia.

This feature, visible on the below visible satellite images brought a wild past 24 hours for East Anglia and Southeast.

Credit: Col McGowan

Credit: Col McGowan

It brought a triple whammy with within a 24 hour period. According to Meteorologist Dan Holley, a MONTH’S WORTH of rain fell combined with the region’s strongest September wind gust since 1997 (joint strongest in last 40 years) as well as bringing a record cold September day also. This hit just days after temperatures reached 26C on consecutive days.

Norfolk and NE Suffolk widely received between 50-70mm of rain with North Walsham, Norfolk topping the list with 90mm of rain. Well over a month’s worth of rain within 24 hours.

Credit: Dan Holley

Weybourne, Norfolk not only received an impressive wind gust of 67 mph (strongest for region since 1997) but also observed it’s coldest September day since records began there in 1986.

Credit: Dan Holley

Quote from meteorologist Dan Holley…

Aside from the wind and rain, Friday was also the coldest September day…

– on record at Weybourne (1986), Houghton Hall (2001) + Tibenham (2015) – for over 40 years at Charsfield – since 1987 at Cromer – since 1993 at Cavendish, Marham, Santon Downham + Wattisham

Credit: Meteoceil



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