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Flood warning in Northampton remains with heavy rain predicted

Flooded scrap yard in Irthlingborough

Flooded scrap yard in Irthlingborough

A flood warning remains in place at a caravan site near Northampton with heavy rain forecast to fall in the town tomorrow.

Following a rise in the level of the River Nene, the Northampton washlands near the Cogenhoe Mill Caravan site were used to store water last week to protect nearby properties.

The Environment Agency has said river levels are expected to remain high for the next few days as the washlands empty.

Further showers are forecast for today and tomorrow and the situation is being monitored by the Environment Agency.

Firefighters in Northampton have been assisting crews in Surrey and helped rescued three people by boat on Monday.

Mike Lewis, station manager at Pitsford Hall Weather Station, has forecast heavy rain in Northampton throughput most of Wednesday.

Mr Lewis said: “The overnight rain will turn heavy once again through tomorrow morning, accompanied by a strong south-westerly wind. In fact, it won’t be until the evening that we see the rain clearing and the wind beginning to moderate.

“Highs tomorrow will climb to around 7C, but again it will feel much colder in the wind. Lows overnight will fall to around 2C. Thursday should provide something of a window on the weather. It should remain largely dry, just the odd shower through the afternoon, and the wind will ease back to a gentle south-westerly. Highs of 7C, falling overnight to 1C.”

 

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