More rain adds to flooding problems

A band of rain lies across the northern half of the Anglia region at 9 am on Christmas Eve Credit: Met Office

More rain is forecast for the Anglia region over the Christmas period adding to flooding problems on many rivers in Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

Stowe in Buckinghamshire recorded 53 mm of rain in the four days from Wednesday to Saturday which is nearly the normal amount expected to fall in the whole of December.

After starting with a drought, 2012 in the Anglia region looks like ending up as the wettest year for more than a decade.

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Christmas flood risk

Areas in the East have been advised to take precautions against flooding over the Christmas and New Year period.