WEATHER UPDATE: Ten flood alerts on Northumberland rivers

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There are now 10 flood alerts on Northumberland rivers as rain continues to fall in the county.

The latest alert to be added was River North Tyne, just west of Bellingham, about an hour ago.

The concentration of flood alerts in the east on the Environment Agency map.

The concentration of flood alerts in the east on the Environment Agency map.

The latest Information from the Environment Agency warns of water levels rising further though this evening and remaining high overnight.

It says: 'Low lying land and roads are now being affected. We are constantly monitoring river levels and have workers on standby to clear blockages and operate defences if required.'

The message is due to be updated by noon tomorrow (Wednesday, January 6), although the Met Office issued an amber warning of rain for today and also extended its yellow warning of rain until 6am.

The River Tyne, Cockshaw Burn at Hexham and other small watercourses in the area are also rising and carry a flood alert.

They join existing flood alerts in eight other Northumberland locations: coastal rivers of north Northumberland, Upper Coquet, Lower Coquet, Rede, Wansbeck, Till, the south bank of the Tweed and the Pont and Blyth.

A video taken from a drone by Sam Lowe shows the extent of the flooding this morning in Rothbury.