BE prepared for further flooding. That's the warning from the Environment Agency to Test Valley residents as groundwater levels continue to rise in some part of the area.

South-east England Environment Agency director Howard Davidson said: “River levels are starting to drop in some places. We are also seeing a risk of groundwater flooding in places such as Hampshire, south Wiltshire, West Sussex and Kent.

“Environment Agency teams continue to work around the clock monitoring rive levels, clearing watercourses and working with communities to make them aware of their flood risk. We want to stress to residents that the risk of further flooding has not passed and they should remain vigilant.”