Met Office warnings: FOUR inches of rain expected TODAY as Britain drowns in flood alerts

Met Office warnings: FOUR inches of rain expected TODAY as Britain drowns in flood alerts

The Met Office has updated its weather warnings for rain in the UK on Monday advising of wet and windy weather as regions across the UK still attempt to recover after a series of storms smashed the country throughout February. The UK will likely be lashed by downpours in the coming days, with the Met Office upgrading one of its weather warnings to an amber. 

The Met Office has issued a series of severe weather warnings for rain on Monday and Tuesday as a serious weather system hits the UK.

The weather forecaster advises of heavy rain which could lead to flooding and travel disruption through Monday and Tuesday.

The yellow and amber alerts warn of significant flooding and danger to life caused by fast-flowing or deep floodwaters.

The worst affected areas will be areas in Wales which could see up to four inches (100mm) of rainfall today.

The amber warning is in effect from 6pm on Monday to 10am on Tuesday.

The Met Office warning reads: “Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

“Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life.

“Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely.

“Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“A good chance some communities cut off by flooded roads.

“Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely.”

The weather forecaster warns of rain becoming mroe persistent and heavier throughout Monday through Tuesday morning.

Between two and three (50 to 70mm) is expected to fall widely, with up to four inches (100mm) possible over higher ground.

The warning covers parts of Wales including Ceredigion and Powys.

There is a second yellow weather warning is also in effect across Wales.

This warning is in effect from 6pm on Monday to 12pm on Tuesday advising of heavy rain leading to a chance of some flooding and travel disruption.

The warning reads: ‘Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

“Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible.

“Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads.

“Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.”

Wet and windy weather will spread eastwards across Wales on Monday afternoon and persist until Tuesday afternoon.

Some prolonged and heavy rain is expected, especially over higher ground, with up to 1.6 inches (40mm) of rain is likely to fall widely with many upland areas seeing up to 2.8 inches (70mm).

Some hills and mountains may see around four inches (100mm) in a few places, the highest rainfall expected over high ground in mid-Wales.

The areas affected by this warning include: 

  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Powys
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Wrexham

There is another rain weather warning in effect across northern England.

The warning reads: “Rain, heavy at times, will arrive from the west later on Monday and persist until Tuesday late morning or early afternoon.

“20 to 40mm rain is likely to fall widely, with a chance of 50 to 70 mm in a few places over higher ground.

“Given saturated ground and high river levels, this may be enough for some flooding and disruption.”

The regions impacted will be the East Midlands, North West England and Yorkshire and Humber.

Published at Mon, 09 Mar 2020 10:51:00 +0000