Britain is put on flood alert as heavy rainfall causes chaos | UK | News

December 7, 2023
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Unusable roads could cut off some communities completely, while driving conditions, public transport services and power ­supplies could all be affected.

Homes and businesses in the worst-hit areas also face being flooded.

Heavy rain and strong winds blasted much of the country yesterday, thanks to a low-pressure system, with up to 4in of rain expected in Scotland.

The Environment Agency fears groundwater is now a major concern, with 46 flood warnings from Cornwall to North Yorkshire and 182 flood alerts covering much of England in place last night. Western parts of the UK are expected to see the heaviest rainfall, with eight Met Office yellow rain warnings active yesterday.

Met Office chief forecaster ­Neil Armstrong said: “Low pressure will drive several days of unsettled conditions, with heavy ­rainfall the main concern.

“We have issued several severe weather warnings for rain across the UK. As much as 31in of rain could fall in some ­
areas ­of the West, particularly higher ground. In eastern Scotland, the higher ground could even see up to 39in.

“The rain will be falling on already very wet ground. And where there is still lying snow in the north west of England and Scotland, snow melt will exacerbate the risk of flooding.”

Environment Agency flood duty manager Kate Marks warned Britons to keep clear of floodways as heavy rain sets in.

She said: “Significant river and surface water flooding impacts are possible in parts of the ­south west of England on Thursday
and Friday, with minor impacts also probable elsewhere.

“We advise people to stay away from swollen rivers and urge people not to drive through flood water as just 12in of ­­­
flowing water is enough to move your car.”

The Met Office said there would be a “brief calmer spell” in the southern half of the UK as a ridge of higher pressure moves in on Saturday ­afternoon, though rain will continue in the North.



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