Met Office issues amber and yellow warnings for East Midlands

The Met Office has issued an amber rain warning for parts of the Derbyshire Peak District, while a yellow warning is in place across the rest of the East Midlands.

The 24-hour amber warning encompasses parts of Buxton, Glossop and Whaley Bridge and is in place from 12:00 BST on Wednesday.

The yellow warning will last until 12:00 on Thursday across Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire.

Flood alerts have also been issued.

The alerts, announced by the Environment Agency, mean flooding is possible.

They are currently in place across the region including for the Lower Soar in Leicestershire, the River Maun in Nottinghamshire, and Lower Derwent in Derbyshire.

Tributaries in Leicester city including Willow, Evington, Bushby, Thurnby, Scraptoft, Melton and Braunstone Brooks, are also subject to a flood alert.

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