More rain expected after floods

Heavy rain has brought more flooding to parts of the UK over the last few days. Hebden Bridge has been among the areas hardest hit. More rain has been forecast for today

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More floods expected for saturated areas

Warnings of yet more flooding have been issued as some areas face downpours which could see almost a month's rain fall in just a few hours.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms expected in parts of central and northern England. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

The Environment Agency said people across central and eastern England should remain on alert for possible floods as heavy thunderstorms are forecast for many areas later today and tomorrow.

The Met Office has issued another severe weather warning of heavy rain for parts of the Midlands, southern and eastern England and Wales, forecasting that many areas will see between 20mm and 30mm (0.8 to 1.2 inches) of rain. Some parts could see up to 60mm (2.4 inches) over a few hours.


Puppy rescued after floods

A Staffordshire Bull Terrier cross puppy, with a skin condition which has left her almost completely bald, is looking for a new home after being abandoned in last weeks downpours.

Splash was rescued after the floods in Leeds Credit: Katy Fawcett / Twitter

The puppy, nicknamed Splash by staff at the Dogs Trust, was found wandering the streets in pouring rain by a concerned passer-by in Leeds, West Yorkshire.

Splash suffers from a rare skin condition Credit: Katy Fawcett / Twitter


Weather warning across south and south west

Parts of Britain have been warned to expect further flooding today as forecasters predict yet more downpours.

A band of heavy and persistent rain is set to hit the South West this morning before spreading across southern parts of England and Wales during the afternoon

.The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain across the south and south west of England, saying that flooding is likely due to the already rain-sodden ground.

Environment Agency: Update on flash flooding in Somerset

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the River Sheppey at Shepton Mallet and Croscombe and a lower level flood alert for nearby east Somerset rivers.

Avon and Somerset Police are currently knocking on doors to alert people. There is a possibility that the river will overtop at the nearby village of Godney.

John Rowlands for the Environment Agency said:

This kind of localised event is difficult to predict but is devastating when it happens.

It's important in this situation that people should not attempt to drive or walk through the flood water.

Our teams have been hard pressed this week already and we're doing all we can to contain the situation and prevent it getting worse.

The Environment Agency are asking people to remain vigilant and stay informed using their Floodline on 0845 988 1188, their website and following their Twitter feed.

You can find more coverage of this story on the ITV Anglia website.

More rain expected across Britain

Thunderstorms and torrential downpours are forecast to cause more misery across already rain-soaked parts of Britain today.

Weather experts said up to 15mm of rain could fall in an hour in some places as the period of unseasonably wet weather that has brought flooding up and down the country continues.

The Environment Agency has three flood warnings - one in the South West and two in the Midlands - and 26 flood alerts in place across England.

While the Met Office has issued an amber warning of rain for south-eastern areas of Scotland and yellow warnings across large swathes of southern and northern England.

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