Rain warnings and flood alerts issued for Lincoln

A yellow rain warning and a flood alert were put in place for Lincoln and the surrounding areas on Wednesday.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning for rain in Lincoln and other areas of the county from midnight on June 12. The warning will remain in place until 11.59pm on Wednesday evening.

Downpours are expected to resume in Lincoln from around 5pm.

There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded according to the Met Office. There is also a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services. Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

Weather forecast for Lincoln on Wednesday, June 12. Photo: Met Office

Flood alert

A flood alert was put in force on Wednesday, June 12 for Witham in North Kesteven.

Over the last 48 hours there has been persistent heavy rainfall across Lincolnshire and the Upper Witham catchment.

A flood alert is in place. Photo: Gov.uk

This has caused the rivers to rise and remain high overnight. There will be some expected flooding of low lying land and roads according to Gov.uk.

Rivers are expected to remain high throughout the rest of the week as the rainfall is forecast to continue for the next couple of days.

Although a flood alert is in force, forecasts indicate that flooding to properties from rivers isn’t likely and flood warnings are not expected to be issued in the area.

Photo: River Levels

The heavy rain has also affected the wider county with road closures and emergency crews working through the night to pump water from properties in Lincolnshire.

There are three flood warnings with immediate action required, as well as 12 flood alerts, across Lincolnshire.