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Latest Flood Warnings in the Anglia region

There were 9 Flood Warnings in force in the Anglia region at 9.30am on Friday 28 December 2012 Credit: Environment Agency

As more rain falls across the Anglia region on Friday and with more forecast over the weekend there remain a number of Flood Warnings in force.

At 9.30 am on Friday there were 9 Flood Warnings and 29 Flood Alerts in place in the Eastern Counties. Most of the Flood Warnings are along the River Nene in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire.

It comes as 2012 was confirmed as the wettest in more than a century of weather records.

More details of the Flood Warnings are on the Environment Agency website.

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More rain brings further flooding

The rain keeps falling in December and 2012 looks set to be wettest since records began in East Anglia more than a century ago. The weather conditions continue to cause flooding in parts of the region with rivers overflowing and roads under water.

To make matters worse the Environment Agency, based in Peterborough, says more rain is on its way.

At 5pm on Thursday 27 December there were 9 Flood Warnings and 31 Flood Alerts in force across the Anglia region. The Environment Agency website has further details.

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Latest on Flood Warnings in the Anglia region

High water levels on the River Great Ouse in St Ives in Cambridgeshire on Thursday 27 December 2012 Credit: Chris Warner / ITV Anglia

The Environment Agency still has 13 Flood Warnings and 45 Flood Alerts in force across the Anglia region as the wet weather continues over the Christmas period.

Today's rain will clear the east of the Anglia region during the early afternoon although more rain is expected by tomorrow morning.

Most of the Flood Warnings are along the River Nene in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. Credit: Environment Agency

Click here for the list of Flood Warnings in the Anglia region.

Latest flood warnings in the Anglia region

The Environment Agency still has 17 Flood Warnings in force across the Anglia region as more rain is forecast over the next few days.

There are also 51 of the lower level Flood Alerts in place across the region.

The maps below show that the worst affected areas are Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Essex.

Early indications suggest that 2012 could be the wettest on record in East Anglia following on from 2011 which was the driest year since 1921.

Flood warnings in force in Essex at 7.15am on Thursday 27 December 2012 Credit: Environment Agency
Flood Warnings in force in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire at 7.15 am on 27 December 2012 Credit: Environment Agency
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