Public urged to remain alert as wet weather continues.
The Environment Agency is urging communities across England to remain alert and prepared for flooding this week, as another week of heavy rain is forecast.
There is still a significant risk of surface water and river flooding this evening and into tomorrow morning across Dorset and parts of northern England. The Midlands and East Anglia are expected to see a significant band of rain tomorrow again increasing the risk of surface and river flooding.
Flood risk remains high
The flood risk remains high across England as the ground is heavily saturated and river levels are exceptionally high. Additional flood alerts and warnings are very likely to be issued in the next 12 hours. In Dorset, particularly in the Christchurch and Bournemouth area, river levels continue to rise as result of the weekend’s rain.
Craig Woolhouse, Head of Flood Incident Management at the Environment Agency said: 'The Environment Agency is urging the public to remain vigilant and prepared for flooding, particularly in Dorset and the Midlands. The public should check the Environment Agency website and sign up for flood warnings. The public should keep safe by keeping away from swollen rivers and avoiding driving through floodwater.'
The Environment Agency teams continue be out across the country checking and operating flood defences, clearing river blockages and closely monitoring river levels.
Keep in touch
The Environment Agency updates its flood guidance every 15 minutes on its website and you can follow the Environment Agency on Twitter at @EnvAgency using the hashtag #floodaware.
Met Office weather forecasts and warnings can be found on its website and you can follow the Met Office on Twitter at @metoffice and Facebook.