Weather experts warn over heavy rain

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The Met Office has issued an amber alert for heavy rain across Derbyshire today.

The rain could lead to flooding and residents are warned to take extra care.

A Met Office spokesman said: “Heavy rain is expected to break out early on Tuesday and become more widespread through the morning before clearing away eastwards.

“However, some heavy showers or thunderstorms are expected to develop in places again during Tuesday afternoon.

“The public should be aware that large amounts of rainfall may bring a risk of surface water flooding, as well as general difficult driving conditions.

“Some river flooding is possible as well.

“The public is advised to take extra care.”

Further information and advice can be found at www.metoffice.gov.uk.