Floods clear-up but with the threat of more rain

There are further warnings of flooding in the Anglia region as the wet winter continues into February.

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A week's worth of rain in three hours in Suffolk

More than a week's worth of rain has fallen in just three hours in Suffolk.

The Met Office weather station at Wattisham near Ipswich recorded 11.8 mm (half an inch) of rain in the three hours to 7am on Friday morning. The site would normally expect an average of 41 mm in the whole of February.

Heavy overnight rain and the wettest January since 1988 has sparked dozens of flood warnings and flood alerts across the Anglia region.

More flood warnings in the Anglia region following heavy rain

The Environment Agency has issues more than two dozen flood warnings and alerts in the Anglia region Credit: PA

Heavy overnight rain falling onto saturated ground is causing rising river levels and the threat of flooding in many parts of the Anglia region.

The Environment Agency has issued seven flood warnings and 29 flood alerts.

The rain will clear later on Friday but will return overnight and over the weekend.

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These are the areas with flood warnings in force:

B1040 Thorney to Whittlesey Road in Cambridgeshire

Cogenhoe Mill caravan site near Northampton

Bin Brook at Newnham, Cambs

River Ouzel in Leighton Buzzard, Beds

Clipstone Brooke in Leighton Buzzard

Stour Brook at Haverhill, Suffolk and the Bumpstead Brook from Steeple Bumpstead to New England, Essex

Bury Brook from Kings Ripton to Ramsey, Cambs


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