More rain forecast as Lincolnshire flooding clean-up continues
Thunderstorms are forecast to cause disruption and flooding on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Heavy rain is predicted to lash parts of the UK again as flood-hit communities continue to clear up after last week’s downpours.
The North East, Scotland and Northern Ireland are expected to see periods of heavy rain and hail on Monday, broken up by bright, sunny spells.
Rain will also hit parts of north-west England, the Midlands and Wales, but will die out out by the evening, forecasters say.
“There will be the odd heavier shower towards the East Midlands but these will be few and far between,” meteorologist Dean Hall said.
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There is also the potential for heavy showers in rain-hit Lincolnshire late on Tuesday, continuing into Wednesday. This could put further pressure on Wainfleet, which has suffered flooding in recent days.
“We are keeping an eye on it as there could be some issues with surface water and flooding,” Mr Hall said.
Those concerns may mean there are delays with residents returning to their homes, he added, following heavy rain last week which caused the River Steeping to burst its bank.
A spokeswoman for Lincolnshire Police confirmed the number of people evacuated from the Wainfleet area stands at 590 as the clean-up operation continues.
RAF Chinook helicopters dropped an additional 76 tonnes of sand and ballast in the area on Sunday after drafting in 270 one-tonne sandbags in an attempt to repair the bank on Friday.
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Anglian Water Services requested Wainfleet residents avoid using washing machines, toilets and showers during the flooding, while water pumps were drafted in by the Environment Agency on Sunday to ease the flow.
Worcestershire County Cricket club also suffered from the heavy rain, as the “predicted flood” forced them to play their fixtures at nearby Kidderminster Cricket Club.
Photographs showed the ground at New Road fully submerged following the downpours.
Worcestershire chief executive Matt Rawnsley said: “This is not an ideal situation and we would always prefer to play at Blackfinch New Road; however, the change of venue gives us the best chance of playing.
“Kidderminster Cricket Club has hosted many first class fixtures over the years and we are extremely grateful for their assistance at such short notice.”
In the South East, a cloudy start to the week is expected, while temperatures in the region, East Anglia and along the south coast are predicted to hit around 21C and 22C.
But things are set to take a turn for the worse on Tuesday and Wednesday with thunderstorms forecast to cause disruption and flooding.
The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for much of the South East, East Anglia and parts of the Midlands, running from 6pm on Tuesday until 9pm on Wednesday.