More heavy rain forecast for weekend

Already inundated with heavy rainfall in the last week parts of Britain are bracing for yet more heavy rain.

The current forecast is for up to 50mm of rain as the Met Office has issued a severe weather warning.

Rainfall of between 15 to 25 mm are expected aross England and Wales, but there is a risk that that it could reach 50 mm, with the heaviest on Saturday across eastern England. Unsettled weather conditions are forecast to continue into next week.

Following the rain last week a clear up operation compared with the biggest since wartime.

The search for a man reported to have fallen into water from a dyke in Doncaster has been called off as it is thought to be a false alarm.

The M1 has been reopened as work continues to relieve the pressure on the weakened dam of the Ulley Reservoir.

Four people have lost their lives following the flooding.

The Environment Agency Floodline is on 0845 9881188 or the Environment Agency website www.environment-agency.gov.uk has up-to-date details on flood alerts in England and Wales.


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