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Flash floods in north Northamptonshire

Flooding in north Northamptonshire village, Clipston.

The Environment Agency says 'surface water' is to blame for floods in Northamptonshire this afternoon, as train delays are reported and floodwater breaches homes.

They are reassuring the public that no rivers have burst their banks and that the flooding should subside fairly quickly, although more rain is predicted for the afternoon.

Homes flooded as heavy rains bring high water across region

Floodwaters have breached some homes.

Heavy rains have brought flooding to parts of Northamptonshire as the Environment Agency warn immediate action is necessary.

Multiple flood alerts and warnings are in place.

The areas most severely affected are currently around the Northampton Washland at the Cogenhoe Mill Caravan Site and Clipston.

This map shows where the most severe warnings are in place. Credit: Environment Agency.

For up to date Government advice and news on the floods across our region click here and for more information on what the warnings mean click here.


Weather warning of heavy rain in parts of the Anglia region

A Met Office yellow weather warning is in force for heavy rain and in the risk of flooding in parts of the Anglia region on Wednesday.

The warning is valid until 3pm and covers Milton Keynes, Northamptonshire and parts of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

A yellow weather warning is in force for Wednesday in parts of the Anglia region. Credit: Met Office

The Met Office says persistent rain, heavy at times, is expected from the early hours of Wednesday, continuing during the morning before slowly easing in the afternoon.

Accompanied by windy conditions, this rain is likely to produce some flooding and difficult driving conditions.

"A depression developing west of Britain during Tuesday afternoon is expected to reach southwestern UK late on Tuesday evening or very early Wednesday and then continue slowly eastwards into southern England before turning south and gradually moving away into France later on Wednesday.

"The associated frontal system is expected to be an active feature associated with some heavy rain and hill snow, whilst the highest winds are expected in the southwestern quadrant of this depression.

"Widespread rainfall accumulations of 20 to 30 mm are expected, and very locally 50 to 60 mm could fall."

– Met Office Chief Forecaster's assessment

Snow warning for the East of England

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for snow and ice for the East of England.

The warning covers Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk from 7pm tonight until tomorrow morning.

There also a warning of ice covering the same period for Bedford, Cambridgeshire, Central Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Luton, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock.

The Met Office has issued snow warnings for the East Credit: Met Office

You can find more details on the Met Office website by clicking here.

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