Flood warning for Chester as River Dee waters rise

Environment Agency is monitoring the situation as more rain is expected overnight

High tide in Chester on Saturday November 28(Image: Andy Scargill)

A flood warning has been issued for Chester on the back of yet more poor weather.

Advice from the Environment Agency says 'flooding is expected' on the English Dee from Shocklach to the city on Wednesday (December 2).

Parts of Aldford , Handbridge and Huntington are all covered by the warning, which is an upgrade to a more serious level from the alert released on Monday .

Cheshire Police Chief Constable Simon Byrne also tweeted this picture earlier today saying: "Foot patrol by the River Dee @PoliceChester water is really high!"

High tide on the River Dee on December 2 2015(Image: Simon Byrne)

A flood alert, which means flooding is probable, is in place for areas including Sealand Road and Saltney .

Rain is expected overnight and into Thursday morning, the Environment Agency said they are monitoring the situation.

On Saturday, Dale Miles posted this picture to our Facebook page after the high tide at 11.30am:

Dale Miles posted this picture of high tide on the River Dee in Chester on November 28 at 11.30am(Image: Dale Miles)

Poor weather has led to a series of flood alerts and warning being issued across Cheshire West in recent weeks.

For more information visit our dedicated Chester and Cheshire West flood map .

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