Thunderstorm warning for Essex today

More storms are expected to hit the county, with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning for today.

This follows heavy rains in parts of the county over the weekend, leaving main roads and country lanes flooded.

Chelmsford was particularly affected over the weekend, with storms causing flooding on roundabouts and roads. The water was so high in some areas, that pictures emerged on social media of people swimming and even kayaking along a street.

The weather warning for thunderstorms remains in place for Essex until 9pm tonight.

The areas affected by the thunderstorm warning for today include Basildon, Colchester, Chelmsford, Billericay, Harlow, Southend-on-Sea and Wickford.

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