A Cambridgeshire market city has been deluged by flooding after the River Nice Ouse burst its banks following days of persistent heavy rain.
Aerial images confirmed how St Ives and the encompassing space have been underwater in the present day following torrential downpours related to Storm Elin and Storm Fergus.
The Atmosphere Company (EA) issued a flood alert for the river between the villages of Brampton to Earith and confirmed in an replace in the present day that ranges have been nonetheless excessive.
Consultants added that the degrees would ‘stay conscious of additional rainfall’ – and whereas no rain was forecast in the present day, extra is ready to reach tomorrow and into Wednesday.
The EA warned that additional rain ‘might see river ranges start to rise once more because the catchment is saturated’, including: ‘Flooding could also be attainable over the subsequent few days.’
Flooding at St Ives in Cambridgeshire yesterday after the River Nice Ouse burst its banks
The River Nice Ouse by St Ives in Cambridgeshire has burst its banks, seen yesterday
The areas most in danger are across the river from Brampton to Earith, together with Again Brook, Corridor Inexperienced Brook, Parsons Drove Drain, Swavesey Drain and Wadsbys Folly.
The EA stated entry to Godmanchester may very well be affected, and warned individuals to ‘take care on riverside roads and footpaths, and do not put your self in pointless hazard’.
They confirmed an replace can be issued at 6pm in the present day, including: ‘We’re persevering with to observe the state of affairs and can present additional updates because the state of affairs adjustments.’
On the other facet of England, the opposite city known as St Ives – situated in Cornwall – noticed over half its month-to-month December common rainfall in simply 24 hours final Thursday.
In whole, greater than 250 areas of Britain remained on flood watch in the present day after the 2 named storms introduced winds of as much as 81mph and torrential rain over the weekend.
The Cambridgeshire market city of St Ives, pictured yesterday, has been deluged by flooding
A map from the Atmosphere Company reveals the flood alert space across the River Nice Ouse
Extreme climate following Storm Elin and Storm Fergus will proceed later this week after a break with dry and sunny climate in the present day – with jap Scotland anticipating as much as 3in (75mm) of rainfall tomorrow, equal to a 3rd of the month-to-month common.
The washout will proceed till Wednesday in some areas, however from Thursday most elements will see drier and brighter climate with barely above-average temperatures.
Right this moment, the Atmosphere Company has 202 flood alerts for areas of England the place flooding is ‘attainable’, plus 42 extra critical warnings the place flooding is ‘anticipated’.
The Scottish Atmosphere Safety Company has eight flood alerts in place, whereas Pure Sources Wales has an additional seven alerts – taking the UK whole to 259.