A flood warning is in place for a Norfolk river ahead of the arrival of Storm Isha which is set to batter the county with gale-force winds. 

The Environment Agency issued a warning for the River Burn from South Creake to Burnham Thorpe. 

The authority said: "River levels remain higher than normal in response to rainfall earlier this month. Areas most at risk are North Creake, South Creake and Burnham Thorpe including the B1355."

There are also less serious flood alerts in place for the River Burn from Southgate and Waterden to Burnham Thorpe and also on the tidal rivers Bure, Ant and Thurne.

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It comes as the county prepares to be hit by winds as strong as 70mph by Storm Isha. 

Dan Holley, a meteorologist at Norwich-based Weatherquest, posted a map of East Anglia's forecasted wind speeds on Sunday on X, formerly Twitter.

Accompanying this, he posted: "South-westerly winds will strengthen through today as Storm Isha approaches, peaking this evening/overnight with gusts widely 55-65mph and perhaps up to 70mph locally.



"The long duration of such strong winds may cause some impacts that last into Monday morning." 

Yesterday the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning from midday on Sunday until midday on Monday. 

Disruption is expected across the county with some damage to buildings, power cuts and delays to road and rail travel.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist David Hayter said: "The change will initially be relatively benign in terms of weather impacts, with a dry Friday and start to Saturday for many in the south of the UK.

"The Atlantic influence will then introduce some wet and windy weather, with a deep area of low pressure approaching from the west on Sunday."

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Storm Isha is the ninth named Storm to hit the UK since the season began in September. 

If there are more named storms between next week and August, this year will beat the record held by 2015/16. 

Each storm is named when it poses a risk to people and they are given names with consecutive letters of the alphabet.