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More heavy rain forecast for the Grantham area

The Grantham area has already been hit by persistent, heavy rain this week, but more is forecast later today.

The region has already seen a month's rainfall this week and a yellow warning is still in force by the Met Office.

The warning for the East Midlands extends to Thursday. It says heavy prolonged rainfall could lead to local flooding and disruption to transport.

David Tibbett's rain gauge shows more than six inxhes of rain fell in the last 48 hours in Grantham. (12224911)
David Tibbett's rain gauge shows more than six inxhes of rain fell in the last 48 hours in Grantham. (12224911)

There has been lots of standing water on many roads. This morning a fallen tree blocked half of Heath Road, Heath Lane, in Hungerton, near Grantham. Harrowby Road, Grantham.Yesterday a telegraph wire was brought down on Harrowby Road near the junction with Beacon Lane in Grantham.

David Tibbett, of Grantham, sent in a picture of his rain gauge showing more than six inches of rain falling in the past 48 hours. David said: "I just took this evidence of how much rain has fallen in the last 48 hours in Grantham. I have never in 10 years seen my rain gauge so high."

The Met Office says rain will become heavier later in the East Midlands, as it moves across East Anglia, the Midlands and northern England.

Tomorrow it warns of showers or longer spells of rain developing, with the risk of thunder. Towards the end of the week the Met Office says sunshine and showers are likely.

Some businesses in the area have been flooded, including the Red Lion at Newton.


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