Flooding hits Anglia region

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Rain eases but many still braced for flooding

After a weekend of heavy rain and strong winds many communities in the Anglia region are still braced for flooding. Although the rain eased on Monday with the ground saturated and flood plains full, it's expected flooding problems will move downstream over the next few days.

The region's major rivers, the Great Ouse and the Nene, remain on flood alert and the Environment Agency has 28 Flood Warnings in force across the Anglia region.

Floods in Cambridgeshire

A car caught in floods at Hinxton in Cambridgeshire Credit: Chris Warner

Another car that's been written off after getting caught in the floods in Cambridgeshire. This time it was at Hinxton Ford on the border with Essex. Thankfully the driver was uninjured.

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Cars try and make their way through flooded roads at Earith in Cambridgeshire Credit: ITV Anglia/Chris Warner
The main road at Earith in Cambridgeshire closed because of flooding Credit: ITV Anglia/Chris Warner

This was the scene at Earith in Cambridgeshire on Monday morning. Traffic was slowly trying to make it's way through the flooded roads. But the main A1123 was closed off because of the water levels.

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Met Office radar image showing where the rain was falling in the Anglia region at 7.45am on Monday Credit: Met Office

The forecast is for heavy rain to clear eastwards then brighter skies developing. Many parts dry for much of the day but showers will develop, these heavy, perhaps thundery at times and quite slow moving, giving a risk of local downpours. Maximum temperature 10°C.

The yellow and orange areas of the map above indicate rain rates of 2 to 8 mm per hour.

Parts of Northamptonshire have seen a month's worth of rain in less than a week.

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