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Weather warnings temporarily lifted for flood-hit Derbyshire and Staffordshire

Flooded farm in Nottinghamshire

Met Office weather warnings in place for parts of the Midlands are set to be temporarily lifted after more heavy rain hit flood-stricken areas overnight.

Areas around Derbyshire and Staffordshire, which had been issued with a yellow weather warning - meaning “frequent heavy showers are likely to cause some flooding and transport disruption,” will have their warning lifted at noon.

Flooding in Worksop last week Credit: Ola Ilczuk / Twitter

Helen Roberts, a meteorologist for the Met Office, said the rain was finally going to move southwards away from the affected area on Tuesday afternoon.

Ms Roberts said there was an “improving picture for that part of the country” but warned there could still be some heavy rain on Tuesday morning.

What we’ve got is a band of rain moving across that part of the country, particularly first thing in the morning.

It’s sort of gradually going to move its way southwards as the day goes on.”

– Helen Roberts, a meteorologist for the Met Office

But while the news has come as a welcome break to residents in the area, the Met Office predicts heavy showers are expected later on in the week - with a yellow warning in place for most of England on Thursday, including Derby and Staffordshire.

Met Office yellow weather warning for the Midlands Credit: Met Office

Several major roads in the region have already been affected by heavy rainfall:

  • A428 Coventry Road closed in both directions closed due to flooding between Coronation Road (Church Lawford) and Livingstone Avenue (Long Lawford).
  • B5010 Main Road / Broad Lane in Borrowash, Derbyshire closed in both directions due to flooding between Millstream Grange (Borrowash) and the Shardlow Turn off (Elvaston).
  • Haslams Lane, near Darley Abbey in Derbyshire is closed in both directions due to flooding between Alfreton Road and Folly Road.
Annie Hall died after reportedly being swept away by flood water Credit: Derbyshire Police

It comes just days after the body of a woman who died after reportedly being swept away by flood water in Derbyshire was named as Annie Hall. She had previously served as the county’s High Sheriff.

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