Flood alert issued for River Waveney as Storm Eleanor brings unsettled weather

A flood alert is in place for the River Waveney. IMAGE: ENVIRONMENT AGENCY/GOOGLE

A flood alert is in place for the River Waveney. IMAGE: ENVIRONMENT AGENCY/GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

A flood alert has been issued by the Environment Agency (EA) for the River Waveney on the Suffolk/Norfolk border.

The Environment Agency (EA) has issued the warning due to steady rainfall over the last few days which means river levels are remaining high.

The EA alert, from the River Waveney from Diss and the River Dove to Ellingham, including Bungay, said: “The forecast is for a period of unsettled weather with scattered blustery showers through the night and further showers possible during Wednesday.

“We are expecting river levels to remain high and responsive to further rainfall on the saturated catchment.

“Property flooding due to high river levels is not expected, but there may be some issues with surface water flooding. We will continue to closely monitor levels and update this message as necessary.”

A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Met Office until 6pm tomorrow for the east, warning of high winds from Storm Eleanor.

The Orwell Bridge closed at 9pm this evening and is expected to stay shut through the morning rush hour.

The Dartford Crossing bridge will also close at 11pm, but could reopen before tomorrow morning’s peak travel time.

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