Flooding continues to cause problems across the south

More flooding is expected this week as up to 40mm fell last night.

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Warnings as more rain forecast to bring more flooding

Environment Agency map of existing flood warnings and alerts Credit: Environment Agency

Further heavy rain is expected to bring more misery to areas that have already seen widespread flooding. There are 49 flood warnings in place in the South this afternoon. River levels have been rising steadily in counties including Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset following days of downpours.

Rivers including the Hampshire Avon through Wiltshire, Hampshire and Dorset and the Stour in Dorset showed little signs of receding. Communities along the River Thames throughout Surrey, Berkshire and Oxfordshire have also been warned that they are at risk of flooding.

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