Weather warnings are in place for Norfolk today as Storm Babet brings heavy rain and gale-force winds to the county.

A Met Office yellow warning for heavy rain is in place until 6am tomorrow and warns that fast-flowing or deep flood water is possible.

A separate weather warning for high winds of 60mph along the Norfolk coast has been issued from midday today until midday tomorrow.

There have already been reports of flooding in parts of the county with the A47 near Easton blocked due to flood water.

Flooding has also been reported on the A146 near Norwich and on the A134 at Mundford.

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Racing at Fakenham Racecourse has been abandoned today due to the heavy rain.

David Hunter, CEO and Clerk of the course said,: "With the forecast of very heavy rain on Friday, on top of what has already fallen, and with no let up until the late afternoon, we had no choice but to call today’s race meeting off.

"The safety of horses and jockeys is paramount and the rain will likely cause false areas of ground, flooding to parts of the track and I can’t guarantee that safety vehicles will be able to get access to all parts of the track."

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Met Office spokesman Stephen Dixon said: "While Friday and into the early hours of Saturday will see the likely peak in terms of heavy rain, the set-up for Saturday is for another day of unsettled weather for Norfolk, with further heavy rain likely at times through the day.

"Low pressure remains in charge of the UK weather on Sunday, though there is a slightly greater chance of some drier spells in Norfolk in between showery outbreaks of rain."

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has urged the public to practice "extreme caution", particularly along exposed cliffs, seafronts and piers.

Storm Babet, a complex area of low pressure which developed to the west of the Iberian peninsula, was named by the Met Office on Monday morning.