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UK climate – Brits brace for extra downpours amid warning “fast-flowing” floods may lower off cities and threaten lives

UK weather – Brits brace for more downpours amid warning “fast-flowing” floods could cut off towns and threaten lives


BRITS are braced for extra downpours at the moment amid warnings that “fast-flowing” floods may lower off cities and threaten lives. 

Storm Alex has introduced climate chaos to the UK this weekend with massive swathes of the nation seeing torrential rain and heavy wind. 

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A automotive is seen completely submerged in four ft flood water in Ingatestone, Essex early yesterday morning[/caption]

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Huge waves crash into the Monkey Hut on the Portreath seafront in Cornwall yesterday[/caption]

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The Met Workplace have issued a yellow climate warning for a lot of the nation with an amber warning prolonged till noon at the moment[/caption]

A Met Workplace yellow climate warning will final till noon at the moment, and stretches from the South West via to the North and into jap Scotland. 

In the meantime a extra extreme amber warning attributable to expire at 6am this morning has been prolonged to noon within the South West, Midlands and Wales. 

The forecaster has additionally warned there’s a “good likelihood of some communities being lower off by flooded roads”. 

There are additionally fears that houses and companies may very well be utterly flooded by “fast-flowing” and “deep” flood water which may pose a risk to life. 

The general public have been warned to count on extra flooding and transport disruption after a torrid Saturday.

And Met Workplace meteorologist Greg Dewhurst stated areas throughout the amber warning areas may see 20mm of rain, with as a lot as 50mm over larger floor at the moment.

He stated that regardless of Saturday’s torrential downpours there was “nonetheless a good bit of rain to return over the subsequent 24 hours”.

In keeping with the federal government’s newest flooding data, there are at present seven warnings of “extreme flooding” and a complete of 59 flood alerts stretching throughout the nation.

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Drivers make their means via flood water at Branksome Chine in Poole, Dorset throughout Storm Alex yesterday[/caption]

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Folks go for a punt on the River Cam in Cambridge on a moist Saturday morning[/caption]

It comes as some elements of Somerset and Hampshire have had greater than a month’s value of rainfall in 42 hours throughout Storm Alex which swept in from Europe.

An unimaginable 116mm of rain was recorded at Blackpitts Gate in Somerset, and 101mm at Princes Marsh in Hampshire.

Dramatic photos confirmed vehicles deluged after flooding hit the South of England this morning as enormous waves battered the shoreline.

Within the South East, flooding hit London and Essex as photos present a lady being rescued from her automotive after driving right into a 4ft flood on a highway close to Ingatestone.

And Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, was additionally utterly submerged yesterday after torrential rain in a single day.

Energy outages had been additionally seen in Portsmouth, Southampton, cities east of Studying, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset.


RAC Breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis stated that highway circumstances would proceed to be “depressing if not downright harmful” for drivers at the moment.

He stated they drivers have to be ready for “an unpleasant combine” of floor spray, gusty winds and greater than doubtless some disruption on the roads.

Met Workplace maps present that rain will sweep throughout the western and southern elements of the nation tomorrow morning
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Automobiles generate spray as they move via rainwater gathered on a roundabout in Maidenhead, Berkshire yesterday[/caption]

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Sodden buyers attempt to profit from a depressing morning in Bournemouth city centre on Saturday[/caption]