Some Lincolnshire residents could be at risk of flooding as Storm Babet brings heavy rainfall to much of the UK. The heavy rain moved into the west of the UK on Tuesday evening and spread more widely across the region throughout the week, bringing heavy downpours to most parts.
Meteorologists predicted heavy and persistent rainfall as well as very strong winds and large waves near some eastern coasts. While Scotland is set to bare the brunt of the storm, Lincolnshire will also receive heavy rainfall at times with some flood alerts issued.
The government’s Environment Agency has issued a flood alert for residents near the River Witham in North Kesteven and South Kesteven. Advice on the government’s website reads: “Monitor local water levels and weather conditions. Avoid using low lying footpaths or entering areas prone to flooding. Start acting on your flood plan if you have one.”
Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist Tony Wardle said: “Storm Babet will bring disruption for parts of the UK in the coming days, with heavy rain and strong winds likely for many. Heavy and persistent rain will fall onto already saturated ground bringing a risk of flooding.
“It is important to stay up to date with warnings from your local flood warning agency as well as the local authorities.” Follow our blog below for live updates.