WEATHER ALERT: Derbyshire rivers continue flood threat

Flood warning in Derbyshire

Flood warning in Derbyshire

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Reports of flooding on low-lying agricultural land and roads is again expected today (Sunday, November 14) after heavy yesterday.

Flooding alerts continues at Ashford and Bakewell around low-lying agricultural land. River levels are rising and are forecast to continue to rise. Bakewell may be affected by flood water according to the Environment Agency, with a flood alert issued in the area of the River Wye and tributaries from Burbage to the River Derwent at Rowsley.

Met Office

Met Office

The Met Office 'severe' weather warning continues in areas of North England and a yellow warning continues in Derbyshire, with an amber alert in the Peak District and hilly areas, after there was less rain than expected last night, but rain is expected to persist.

At the River Amber around Ambergate, prolonged rainfall is expected to continue over the next 12 hours. Flooding is also possible at the Ecclesbourne River around Duffield.

River levels are rising slowly on the Lower Dove Brooks and the current level at the Horsebottom river gauge is 0.45 metres.

A statement on their website said: "A strong, moist westerly to southwesterly flow is expected to develop during Saturday and last through most of Sunday before clearing during the evening. This flow is expected to bring a period of heavy and persistent rain, with 50 to 100 mm of rain falling in many areas of western and northern England and north Wales. Higher totals are expected across hills; these areas are covered by a separate Amber warning."

The River Wye continues to risk flooding today near Bakewell. Source: Floodalerts.com

The River Wye continues to risk flooding today near Bakewell. Source: Floodalerts.com

The Environment Agency added that river levels are currently steady, but expected to rise quickly in response to heavy and persistent rainfall this afternoon and overnight tonight.

The Met Office forecasts a cloudy day with rains persisting over the Derbyshire Hills while it is drier and occasionally brighter further east, and rain is expected to clear temporarily tonight with more heavy showers and then only isolated showers tomorrow.

The storms hit as a remnant of Hurricane Kate, which follows Hurricane Abigail, and is expected to bring two months of rainfall to the UK over two days.