Environment Agency has issued 10 flood alerts

Heavy rain across the east of England could cause flooding over the coming days, forecasters have warned.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning and predicted localised flooding. The wet weather would persist until tomorrow night, it warned, with up to 70mm of rain in the worst-hit areas, including parts of Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and the Humber.

The Environment Agency (EA) warned of a flood risk in the South East, and issued 10 low-level flood alerts.

It said: “There may be some flooding of low-lying land and roads, some disruption to travel and possibly flooding to individual properties.”