Flood warnings for UK this weekend

Posted: October 5, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Britain is bracing itself for flooding as heavy rain is predicted to sweep across the country in the next few days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In some parts of south-west England and Wales, there has already been between 15mm and 20mm of rainfall overnight. The rain is expected to move further east today.

More heavy rain will hit tonight and rainfall could hit levels of 30mm by Saturday.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for south-west England, the West Midlands and Wales. It issued a yellow warning, which urges people to be prepared.

‘Periods of heavy rain are likely across the southern half of Wales, south-west England and the south-west Midlands from the beginning of Friday until Saturday morning,’ said the Met Office.

‘It is looking increasingly likely that one area of heavy rain will move through during the small hours of Friday followed by a drier interlude, before further heavy, persistent rain moves eastwards later on Friday into the early hours of Saturday.

‘However, there still remains considerable uncertainty in the details of the heavy rain by late Friday and the warning may be adjusted further as the event approaches.

‘The public should be aware of the possibility of disruption to travel due to localised flooding.’

Nick Prebble, a forecaster for MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: ‘It’s going to be a wet one.

‘The spell of rain from overnight should clear away during the day, but another pulse will move in later bringing some heavy bursts.’

The Environment Agency has 18 flood alerts in place in the south-west, Midlands, Anglian and north-east regions. Three flood warnings are in place in the north-east.

Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst said heavy rain began to move in across Devon, Cornwall and southern Wales late last night with up to 20mm falling in places during this morning.

Temperatures will reach 15C in southern areas, 17C in London and 14C in the north.

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/914181-flood-warnings-issued-as-britain-prepares-for-weekend-of-wet-weather#ixzz28QyzH39x

 

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