Norfolk and Suffolk may be experiencing the wettest February since records began nearly 180 years ago. 

Heavy rains and storm conditions across the region this month are leading experts to believe it could be in with a strong chance of beating records that date back to 1836. 

Dan Holley, a meteorologist and weather forecaster for the eastern regions, said: "February is, climatologically, our third driest month of the year with on average 43mm of rain.

Eastern Daily Press: Many places in East Anglia have seen relentless flooding in the last six monthsMany places in East Anglia have seen relentless flooding in the last six months (Image: Newsquest)

"However, we've received nearly twice the average amount of rain so far, with still another 10 days to go.

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"This follows a very wet autumn and winter overall, with the ground saturated and river levels running high meaning any additional rainfall, however small, continues to exacerbate flooding problems."

Dave Throup, a retired Environment Agency area manager, said many places in the region have seen more than 200pc of "normal" rainfall.

This is in contrast to last February which was the third driest in the region on record. For places such as Wattisham, near Ipswich, it was the driest in more than 80 years. 

The wettest February ever recorded in East Anglia was in 1916 with 95.2mm of average rainfall.