Heavy rain could cause floods in east of England

Heavy rain across the east of England could cause flooding over the next 48 hours, forecasters have warned. The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning of rain for the region, predicting localised flooding which could cause travel disruption.

Forecasters warn of flooding in east of England

Yellow rain warnings are present in the east on Tuesday. Credit: Met Office

Heavy rain across the east of England could cause flooding over the next 48 hours, forecasters have warned.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning of rain for the region, predicting localised flooding which could cause disruption to travel.

The persistent wet weather will last until tomorrow night with up to 2.76ins (70mm) of rain expected in worst-hit areas including parts of Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and the Humber.

The Environment Agency (EA) also warned of a flood risk in the east, mainly from surface water and low lying rivers.

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