November 11, 2019 12.45 pm This story is over 48 months old

Another rain warning issued in Lincolnshire

More heavy rainfall is expected this week

Lincolnshire will need to brace itself for more heavy rain after the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for Thursday.

As previously reported, nearly 40 flood warnings and alerts affecting Lincolnshire are currently in place as high water levels continue to cause problems in some areas the county.

The Met Office’s yellow warning for rain will be in place between midnight and 11.45pm on Thursday, November 14 as a risk of further heavy rain may increase disruption from flooding.

Heavy rain is forecast for spells on Monday and Tuesday, November 11-12, while Wednesday is expected to be clear and changing to cloudy by afternoon.

Lincoln weather forecast for Thursday, November 14. Photo: Met Office

The Met Office has also issued guidance of what to expect during Thursday’s weather warning, which includes:

  • There is a small chance that communities could be completely cut off, perhaps for several days
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater, causing a danger to life
  • There is a small chance of extensive flooding to homes and businesses which may lead to collapse or damage to buildings or structures

A weather warning will be in place on Thursday, November 14. Photo: Met Office

  • Where flooding occurs, road closures are likely, along with bus and train service delays and cancellations
  • Dangerous driving conditions will occur because of spray and flooded roads
  • There is a slight chance that power and other essential services, such as gas, water, mobile phone service will be lost

The heavy rain conditions also caused problems in and around Lincoln last week as some people woke to submerged roads and flooded properties, and it also caused some restaurants on the Brayford to close temporarily.

Sturton By Stow on Thursday, November 7. Photo: Pete Tebbs

Sturton By Stow was among the other areas of the county affected by last week’s heavy rain in Lincolnshire.