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Wells on flood warning

PUBLISHED: 09:04 10 February 2009 | UPDATED: 10:38 07 July 2010

Parts of Norfolk are on flood warning today although the county escaped the worst predicted flooding overnight.

Warnings were put in place at just before 11pm last night for Wells and Salthouse because of heavy rain.

Parts of Norfolk are on flood warning today although the county escaped the worst predicted flooding overnight.

Warnings were put in place at just before 11pm last night for Wells and Salthouse because of heavy rain.

Environment agency officials said the overnight danger point had passed but still kept warnings in place while flood watches, the lowest level of alert, were flagged up today for the River Waveney from Diss to Ellingham and the Yare, Tas and Tiffey upstream of Marlingford.

Norfolk police said they had received about five calls since 5.30am related to flooding, but most had been in the Breckland area.

The fire service said they had not been called out to any floodings, but the police had called them to discuss one house that had been flooded.

Meanwhile serious flooding hit Suffolk overnight with roads blocked and rivers threatening to break their banks.

Much of the county was affected after a month's worth of rainfall fell in just 10 hours, making it difficult for rivers and drains to cope.

The A1214 through Kesgrave was under several inches of water, and roads were also blocked in the Stowmarket, Wickham Market and Framlingham areas.

And the miserable weather is set to continue, with the cold snap not relinquishing its grip for at least another week.

John Law, a forecaster at Weatherquest, said: “An area of low pressure is currently sliding along the Channel so as well as wet weather we are going to get a lot of windy weather around the coast.

“Gusts of around 50mph are expected, particularly until 10am, but these will ease down throughout the day and they should not present much of a problem inland.”

After temperatures hovered around freezing last night, he said today will see brighter, sunnier spells develop from late morning and there will be a high of around 4-5C. But temperatures will plummet again to -3C overnight.

“It still looks pretty cold throughout the week, even through into the weekend. Overnight temperatures will be around -3C to -4C and daytime temperatures around 5C,” he said.

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