Met Office weather warnings EXTENDED: UK to be battered by heavy rain as flood risk soars

Met Office weather warnings EXTENDED: UK to be battered by heavy rain as flood risk soars

The warnings reads: “Rain or showers are expected through much of Sunday and Monday, and will merge into periods of heavy and persistent rain over high ground.

“Forty to 50mm of rain is likely to fall quite widely, and a few places may see 90 to 120 mm during this period.

“The largest totals are most likely across higher parts of Cumbria and Lancashire. The heavier rain should ease away from Scotland and Northern Ireland on Monday morning and from remaining areas on Monday afternoon.

“Strong winds will be an additional hazard across Northern Ireland, northwest England and southwest Scotland, with gusts of 50 mph in exposed places.”

The weather agency warned bus and train services could be affected, with longer journey times possible as spray and flooding on roads will make travel times longer.

Published at Sat, 27 Jun 2020 10:05:00 +0000