News: Lincolnshire officially the wettest county in UK over the past 48 hours

News: Lincolnshire officially the wettest county in UK over the past 48 hours

Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…

Eight places in Lincolnshire were the wettest in the country over the past 48-hours, according to forecasters.

Flood alerts and weather warnings have been issued across the county over the past couple of days as rain continues to batter towns and villages.

Schools have been closed and some buildings have been evacuated as a result of the heavy downpours.

The Met Office has now revealed that Lincolnshire bore most of the showers during the last 48 hours from 9am on Monday, June 10 to Wednesday, June 12.

 

A weather station at Stenigot in East Lindsey recorded the highest in the country with 122.8mm of rain falling in 48 hours.

The average rainfall in a regular June month is usually around 70mm.

Carholme Road in Lincoln
(Image: Submitted)
  1. Stenigot: 122.8mm
  2. Holbeach: 107.2mm
  3. Tetford: 99.2mm
  4. Raithby: 97.2mm
  5. Wainfleet: 94.4mm
  6. Louth: 93.2mm
  7. Ropsley: 93.2mm
  8. Holbeach: 92.4mm

 

The Met office is predicting more showers over the next 24 hours while a yellow weather warning remains in place for the rest of today and Thursday, June 12.

Flood alerts and warning have also been issued in 13 areas of Lincolnshire – here is a list of them all here.

Police have also urged drivers to avoid some roads in the county after being heavily affected by unrelenting rainfall – a list of them can be found here.

More information on anything related to the persistent rainfall can be found at our live blog.

 



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