Weather: East Anglia avoiding the worst of flood warnings but rain set to continue

LARGE parts of England and Wales are on flood alert as forecasters warned that there will be no respite over coming days from the rain.

The Environment Agency (EA) said there was a “continued” risk of surface water flooding from overwhelmed drains across parts of London, East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent following rainfall of up to 50 millimetres in some areas overnight.

But, as of 3pm, only the Essex’s River Wid and Can are at risk of flooding in East Anglia, according to the EA.

Gemma Plumb, of MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said up to 25 millimetres of rain could fall in parts of the Midlands, East Anglia, central southern and south eastern England today with the rain starting to ease off tonight.

There will be light rain through central southern parts of England, the Midlands and eastern parts of England tomorrow with some heavy showers across the rest of the UK.


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