More flooding set to hit Britain
Published: 10th Jul 2012 09:35:24
Large parts of Britain are set for more flooding as further downpours hit areas already saturated by days of rain.
Residents will see spells of more heavy rain in the next few days, with the ground already waterlogged by earlier deluges.
The Environment Agency (EA) has seven flood warnings and 36 flood alerts in place in England.
The worst-hit areas could see up to 60mm of rain on Tuesday, forecasters have warned.
A flood warning means immediate action is required, and a flood alert means people should be prepared for possible flooding.
The Met Office has issued an amber warning of rain for the Midlands, while yellow warnings have been issued for south west England, north west England and east Scotland.
Weather experts say that although the amounts are not exceptional, rivers are already very full and the ground saturated.
The A35 in Dorset was closed in both directions on Tuesday morning between Monkeys Jump Roundabout in Dorchester and the Longland's Lane junction in Winterbourne Abbas, after flooding.
Parts of the A38 in Derbyshire were also closed due to floods.
Disruptions are expected at the Great Yorkshire Show in Harrogate, as the parking fields are waterlogged. More than 100,000 people are expected to visit.
Yorkshire's Calder Valley has seen its third severe flood in a fortnight.
Hebden Bridge in Calderdale also suffered flash flooding on Monday, with roads left impassable and the local library evacuated after a three-hour deluge which dumped 40mmm of rain - a month's average - on the town.
In Bournemouth, the borough council arranged for residents of the Iford mobile home park to spend the night in a local church after the site was flooded.
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