A FLOOD warning has been issued for a village in Basingstoke and Deane where groundwater is rising by 10cm a day, with some residents told they will experience flooding.

The Environment Agency has issued a flood alert warning that ‘flooding is possible’ for Preston Candover following a ‘much higher than average’ rainfall in the last three months.

The alert also covers Chilton Candover, Brown Candover, Alresford and Old Alresford.

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An update posted at 3.40pm on December 31 said: “In Preston Candover and Alresford, groundwater levels are high and rising. In the last three months, prolonged, much higher than average rainfall (444mm) has been recorded at Bishop’s Sutton.

“At Preston Candover, groundwater is rising by 10cm per day. From Monday 01/01/2024 in Preston Candover, a small number of properties will experience cellar flooding.”

With further wet weather forecast for today (January 1) and Tuesday, January 2, with up to 30mm of rain forecast per day, groundwater levels are expected to rise until at least mid-January.

The Environment Agency said it is continuing to monitor the forecast.

It added: “If you use pumps to help reduce the water levels, please ensure that they can operate.”

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