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Flood warning issued on the River Wid in Essex

A Flood Warning has been issued by the Environment Agency for the River Wid in Essex Credit: PA

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."

– Environment Agency

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

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Pictures: Torrential rain floods Ely train station

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.

Ely train station flooded. Credit: Amanda Fay
Parts of Ely train station closed off due to flooding. Credit: Amanda Fay

Torrential downpours turn streets into rivers

A car trapped in flooding below a railway bridge near Brundall, Norfolk. Credit: ITV News Anglia

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.

Flooding in Appleton Drive, Ormesby, Norfolk. Credit: Valant Cutajar
Flooded gardens at Ormesby in Norfolk Credit: Valant Cutajar

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Soggy Saturday makes it the wettest day of the month

Flash flooding in Sudbury, Suffolk on Saturday 28 June 2014 Credit: Dionne King

Saturday was the wettest day of June 2014 and brought flash flooding to some parts of Suffolk as storms brought torrential rain.

The highest daily rainfall reading was 23.6 mm in the 24-hours to 10am Sunday at the Brooms Barn Agricultural Station in Higham near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

All of that rain fell in one hour between 3pm and 4pm on Saturday and it represents what is normally nearly a fortnight's worth of rain.

But it was hit-and-miss with the storms and some places in the region escaped with very little rain.

Overall June 2014 in the Anglia region is still drier than average with only two-thirds of the average rainfall falling across the area during the month.

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