Another wet week! England and Wales face yet more misery after a weekend’s wipeout as forecasters predict more flooding and up to 80mm of rain in yellow weather warnings
- The Meteorological Department has issued a yellow weather rain warning from 6 am to 8 pm on Tuesday.
- The warning covers parts of North West England as well as North and South Wales
- And the government has now issued 30 flood warnings and 66 alerts
The UK is facing another week of lashing weather after rivers across the country burst their banks today.
Met department forecasters issued a yellow weather warning for rain from 6am to 8pm on Tuesday, saying homes and businesses would be inundated and there would be some power outages.
The warning covers parts of North West England including Manchester as well as areas of North and South Wales.
And the government has now issued 30 flood warnings, meaning flooding was ‘expected’, and 66 warnings, meaning it was ‘possible’, across England.
York: The River Ouse in York city center has breached its banks again this morning
Shrewsbury: A partially submerged Frankwell car park in Shrewsbury which has been closed due to its proximity to the River Severn
Buckinghamshire: Vehicles under a railway bridge in flood water during the rainy season in Taplow
Met department forecasters issued a yellow rain warning from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, saying homes and businesses would be inundated and there would be some power outages.
The Met Office said: ‘Outbreaks of rain will spread across England and Wales during Tuesday.
‘It will be heaviest and most persistent over parts of north-west England, particularly on higher ground.
‘A total of 60-80mm of rain could fall in parts of Cumbria.’
The Met Office has also warned that parts of Snowdonia could see up to 100mm of rain on Tuesday.
Forecasters say today’s miserable conditions are due to a ‘heavy thunderstorm’ coming in from the west, accompanied by ‘the odd rumble of thunder at times’.
“Much more to come this afternoon,” forecasters wrote on Twitter.
It comes as the River Ouse breached its banks again in York city center this morning, flooding streets and avenues along the river.
and a partially submerged Frankwell car park was featured in Shrewsbury, which has been closed due to its proximity to the River Severn.
Ahead of Tuesday’s washout, Britons can expect slightly more positive weather with drier conditions and less ferocious winds and rain expected.
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