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More rain forecast for Melton overnight

Weather forecasters are predicting that Melton will be hit by more rain over night.

The Met Office is predicting that rain will start around 02:00 on Saturday morning and not stop until around 2pm in the afternoon.


The overflow at Melton Country Park this morning (Friday).


The Met Office has also issued a yellow warning for snow and ice tomorrow which covers the central, northern, southern and eastern parts of Leicestershire and Rutland.


The warning, which could see the rain turn to snow, runs from 3am until 9pm.


The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings for the River Wreake at Frisby-on-the-Wreake.

Tomorrow's weather graph shows heavy rain forecast for the Melton area. Photo: Met Office.


An Environment Agency spokesperson said: "River levels are high but steady at the Frisby river gauge as a result of persistent heavy rainfall.


Consequently, the risk of flooding remains. Areas most at risk are Frisby on the Wreake, including Water Lane at Frisby, and Broome Lane at Ratcliffe on the Wreake.

Further rainfall is forecast over the next 48 hours.


We expect river levels to remain high today and rise again over the next days. We are closely monitoring the situation. Please avoid contact with flood water and avoid using bridges over local watercourses."



You can find out more about flooding in your area and sign up for flood alerts via email, text and phone here.

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