Live Essex weather updates: Tornados spotted in Essex as flooding impacts areas across Essex and east London

Essex is preparing for ‘severe’ weather today (Sunday, July 25) with thunderstorms on their way.

Storms could batter the county later, with the Met Office placing a yellow weather warning across all of Essex until 11.59pm this evening.

Those storms are set to bring heavy rain, posing a flash flooding risk.

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Worse still, the Essex Weather Centre has warned of potential ‘short-lived tornados’ which could worry residents in Essex as well as neighbouring Kent and Suffolk.

Essex Weather tweeted: “Severe weather possible during Sunday.

“Flash flooding (main risk), frequent lightning and short-lived tornadoes.

“Suffolk, Kent and Essex prime risk areas.”

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There are also a number of flood alerts which have been put in place across the west of the county.

These alerts are issued by the Government’s Flood Warning Information Service.

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