Flood alerts issued for region’s rivers after heavy rain

A number of flood alerts are in place on the region's rivers following heavy rainfall.

The Environment Agency has issued eight flood alerts for the East Anglian region and weather forecasters say more rain is expected tonight.

Flood alerts currently in place include the River Waveney from Diss to Ellingham, including Bungay, the River Yare and River Tiffey upstream of Marlingford and the River Tas, and the River Bure and Spixworth Beck.

Emma Sharples, a forecaster at UEA-based Weatherquest, said that much of today will be dry, especially further north.

But she said more rain is expected overnight, with perhaps another five to 10 millimetres falling after dark.

Flood warning information is available at www.environment-agency.gov.uk or at Floodline on 0845 988 1188.

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