A forecast for further rain across Suffolk has led to further flood alerts being issued for west Suffolk towns.

The Environment Agency has issued an alert for flooding in Bury St Edmunds and Newmarket on Thursday after weeks of warnings across the county.

Alerts are issued when flooding is possible in an area. 

With further rain expected throughout the rest of the day, areas in towns could suffer from rising water levels.

The new alerts follow the news the the A14 between junctions 37 and 39 near Newmarket was closed earlier today due to flooding. 

According to the Environment Agency, "Groundwater levels have risen in response to the recent rainfall."

The areas of Bury St Edmunds most at risk of groundwater flooding are Eastgate Street, Barn Lane, Blomfield Street and parts of Vinefields.

Parts of Newmarket are also vulnerable to further rainfall, particularly in the areas around the High Street.

"Be ready to take action to protect your property," reads the flood alerts.

The Environment Agency is monitoring the situation and will issue updates in response to rising water levels as rain continues to fall.