North East set for further flooding and disruption as Met Office issues yellow weather warning

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The region is facing further floods and disruption to transport, with the Met Office issues a yellow severe weather warning for heavy rain overnight.

A band of heavy and possibly prolonged rain is expected on Thursday across parts of North East England and South East Scotland.

The Met Office said: "Rainfall totals of 10-20 mm are likely quite widely, with perhaps over 30mm on high ground.

"Given the earlier wet weather please be aware of the renewed risk of flooding and disruption to transport."