River Mole flood warning downgraded in Surrey

River Mole
Image caption A flood alert remains for the River Mole

The official flood warning for the River Mole in Surrey has been downgraded to a flood alert.

Ian Nunn from the Environment Agency said: "We were expecting property flooding yesterday and overnight.

"We can remove the flood warning, but the flood alert stays in place because the river is still in full flow."

There are other flood alerts in force in Surrey and the Met Office has warned of localised surface water as rain falls on already saturated ground.

BBC weather forecaster Tomasz Schafernaker said: "There was generally less rain last night than the previous night, but it was a bit hit and miss, with some areas only getting 2mm while others got 15mm."

Surrey flood alerts

The Environment Agency has the following flood alerts in force in Surrey:

  • Upper River Wey - including including Alton, Farnham, Bordon, Frensham, Tilford, Godalming and Peasmarsh.
  • Chertsey Bourne - including Virginia Water, Thorpe Green and Chertsey and the Moat at Thorpe.
  • Hoe Stream - including Woking.
  • Cranleigh Waters including Elmbridge, Shamley Green and Bramley and the Littlemead Brook including Cranleigh.
  • River Mole and its tributaries from Kinnersley Manor to South Hersham - including Sidlow, Leigh, Betchworth, Brockham, Pixham, Dorking, Mickleham, Leatherhead, Fetcham, Stoke D'Abernon and Cobham.

The agency has warned of further outbreaks of rain across the South East.

Julia Simpson, Environment Agency Regional Duty Manager, said: "With rain forecast for every day this week and potentially heavy rainfall at the weekend, we want people to stay aware of the risk of further flooding.

"Many roads have experienced surface water flooding and motorists are strongly advised to keep out of dangerous flood water and not to attempt to drive through it."

The Environment Agency's Floodline Warnings Direct service sends messages directly to those signed up when flooding is possible in the areas where they live.

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