November 13, 2019 11.59 am This story is over 25 months old

Latest Met Office weather warning for more rain in and around Lincoln

Here we go again!

The Met Office has updated its yellow weather warning for yet more rain in Lincoln and other areas of the county into a second day.

A yellow weather warning was initially put in place for between midnight and 11.45pm on Thursday, November 14 as a risk of further heavy rain may increase disruption of flooding.

The warning has now been set to start at 9am on Thursday and to stay in place until 3am on Friday, November 15.

A yellow weather warning for rain affecting Lincoln and other areas of the county will be in place from 9am on November 14 to 3am the following day. Photo: Met Office

The Met Office has also issued guidance of what to expect during the weather warning:

  • Further homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
  • Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
  • Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

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

Lincoln weather forecast for Friday, November 15. Photo: Met Office

Flood warnings and alerts

At the time of writing the Government’s flood information service has issued eight flood warnings affecting Lincolnshire. This means flooding is expected and immediate action is required in the following areas:

  • Low Barlings and the Short Ferry Area
  • Patrington Haven on Winestead Drain
  • River Don at Moorends and Thorne
  • River Trent at Carlton on Trent including Beck Cottage
  • River Witham and associated Fens from Chapel Hill to Boston
  • River Witham and associated Fens from Washingborough to Metheringham
  • River Witham and associated Fens from Woodhall Spa to Chapel Hill
  • Waithe Beck in the Hatcliffe Area

Twenty flood alerts affecting the county have also been issued, meaning flooding is possible in the following areas:

  • Bain Catchment
  • Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater
  • Burstwick and Keyingham Drains
  • Fossdyke Canal and River Till
  • Groundwater flooding south of the Humber Estuary
  • Holderness Drain
  • Lincoln Watercourses
  • Louth Canal and Waithe Beck
  • Lower River Ancholme
  • Lower River Derwent
  • Lower River Witham
  • Minor Watercourses in North Kesteven
  • Rase and Upper Ancholme
  • River Foulness and Market Weighton catchment
  • River Idle in Nottinghamshire
  • River Trent from Cromwell Weir to Gainsborough
  • River Trent in Nottinghamshire
  • South East Holderness
  • Tidal River Ouse, Don and the Dutch River catchment
  • Witham in North Kesteven

The heavy rain conditions are taking their toll on local farmers left stranded by floods, who are demanding to know when the Environment Agency will fix the nearby breached river.

Hundreds of horses, donkeys, ponies, and mules have also been at risk at a rescue centre near Lincoln after they were hit by floods.

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