A stormy end to February

26 February 2010

Flooded countrysideFollowing the recent heavy snow over Scotland, February looks set to end on a stormy note across England and Wales with wet weather leading to localised flooding.

Heavy rain is expected across much of the country on Sunday and will fall onto already saturated ground across the south and east of England. This brings the risk of flooding from rising river levels, while high tides along the north-east, eastern and southern coastlines could result in some coastal flooding.

The Met Office and the Environment Agency will continue to monitor the situation over the weekend and urge people to remain vigilant and keep up to date with the latest weather forecast and flooding situation.

Richard Young, Chief Forecaster at the Met Office, said: "After spells of wet weather this week, we are expecting more heavy rain and strong winds over the south of the country on Sunday. We are monitoring how the situation develops and you should keep up to date with the latest forecast on TV, radio or online."

Craig Woolhouse, Environment Agency Head of Incident Management, said: "In light of the forecast for more rain over the coming days, the Environment Agency is continuing to closely monitor river and sea levels and our teams have been out on the ground checking flood defences across the country."

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Last updated: 14 July 2011