On Tuesday morning the Environment Agency had issued three flood warnings and nine flood alerts in the Anglia region.
Sunday night and Monday saw many areas in the Anglia region receiving nearly a month's worth of rain. Wattisham in Suffolk had its wettest October day since records began there in 1959.
Environment Agency Flood Warnings
- The Mardyke from North Stifford to Purfleet in Essex
- Flooding is expected for Hamerton, Upton, Alconbury, Alconbury Weston and Ellington
- The River Wid from Ingatestone to, and including Writtle.
A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Wid from Ingatestone to, and including Writtle.
Flooding is expected for Stock Lane, Ingatestone is at risk and properties at Hylands Mill and around Writtle Bridge.
"We are seeing high river levels on the River Wid due to last night's rain. The peak of the river is now near Wardropers. River levels are likely to continue to rise. Over the next 6 hours the forecast is for light rain. We will continue to monitor levels closely."
There are also lower level Flood Alerts in place for several rivers elsewhere in Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
- River Box and Brett near Boxford and Lavenham in Suffolk
- Mardyke at Purfleet in Essex
- Suffolk Coastal rivers
- Rattlesden River and River Gipping through Stowmarket and Needham Market in Suffolk
- River Bure and Spixworth Beck in Norfolk
- River Wid and Can in Essex
- River Crouch at Runwell and Wickford in Essex
Torrential downpours over the weekend brought flash flooding to many parts of the Anglia region.
This is how it looked at Ely train station yesterday. Amanda Fay sent in these two pictures to our Facebook page.
Torrential downpours over the weekend brought flash flooding to many parts of the Anglia region. Roads and gardens were flooded particularly in east Norfolk.
More than 60 mm of rain fell in little more than a day at Wattisham in Suffolk. That amounts to the expected rain in an average five-week period.
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Among the worst affected was Hemsby on the Norfolk coast.
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