Storm Eva update: Only one Northumberland flood alert remains, but more rain to come

The Met Office weather warning issued for Wednesday
The Met Office weather warning issued for Wednesday

All flood alerts that the Environment Agency placed on Northumberland's rivers during the persistent rain yesterday have been lifted except one.

Just the 'be prepared' warning for the south bank of the River Tweed between Norham and Coldstream remains live.

The rest - including those still in place this morning, the Lower River Coquet, in the Felton area and the River Rede at Otterburn - have been removed.

Although there are no weather warnings in force for Northumberland in the next couple of days, rain is set to return on Wednesday and a yellow warning has been placed on the west of the county. An amber warning has been issued for western Scotland and the west Borders.

The Met Office warning states: "Rain, heavy at times and often prolonged, is expected to affect most parts of western Britain through Wednesday. Rain will be heaviest and most persistent over the higher ground of these regions. Gales will accompany this heavy rain, with severe gales likely in some exposed coastal areas. Please be aware of the potential for moderate levels of disruption in places from both surface water and river flooding.

"A cold front is likely to become slow-moving over western Britain during Tuesday night and Wednesday, with an associated strong, moist southwesterly airflow. Rainfall accumulations through this period are expected to be widely 20-40 mm, 60-80 mm over some higher ground within this area, and the potential for the most exposed locations to receive in excess of 120 mm. Gusts of 50-60 mph are also expected to affect many parts, with a renewed potential for gusts of 70 mph or more in some exposed locations, particularly the southwest."

Further updates to this warning are likely over the coming days.