UK weather forecast – Flood alerts issued across the UK today as more than two inches of rainfall drenches Britain

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FLOOD alerts have been issued across the UK today as more than two inches of rainfall drenches parts of Britain.

Weather warnings across South Wales and southwest England also tell of more rain misery – as the November washout continues.

Dozens of flood warnings and alerts are in place across England today
Environment Agency
Wales and southwest England will bear the brunt of the heavy rainfall this afternoon
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As many as 80 flood alerts and 35 more serious flood warnings are in place the length and breadth of England, the Environment Agency says.

In Wales, seven flood alerts have been put in place – while Scotland and Northern Ireland escape the worst of the flooding today.

Bitterly cold temperatures will also make Wednesday a dire day for conditions – amid an increased risk of ice.

In its general forecast for Wednesday, the Met Office said: “Cold start for Scotland.

GUSTS AND RAIN

“Showers over some northern and western coasts but many places dry with some sunny spells.

“Southwestern parts seeing more widespread rain during the afternoon with some gusty winds, particularly near coasts. Staying cold.”

For tonight, the Met Office warned: “Rain over south Wales, with hill snow possible here, and southern England.

“Showers feeding onto north and east coasts of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Less cold than Tuesday night.”

And Thursday will bring yet more risk of flooding across huge swathes of Britain.

Yellow weather warnings for rain are in place across nearly all of England and Wales on Thursday.

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The Met Office warned: “Further rain for southern and southeast England, particularly southeast Wales and into Somerset, Bristol and Wiltshire.

“Showers further north, mainly for coasts exposed to the strengthening northeasterly wind. Remaining cold.”

Forecasters say as much as 60mm – or 2.3in – of rain is expected to pummel the wettest parts of Britain on Thursday.

That is more than half the 3.5in UK rainfall average for the entire month of November.

FLOOD FEARS

The Met Office warns flooding is likely, adding: “Periods of rain are expected to become widespread and locally heavy across parts of England and Wales through Thursday.

“Over western areas, particularly the higher ground of Wales, some snow is also likely, with local accumulations of a few cm possible.

“Rainfall totals of 15-30 mm are likely, with some spots, particularly higher ground, seeing isolated totals of 40-60 mm.”


Brits have battled torrential downpours over the last few days, which left a number of northern regions submerged underwater.

Severe flooding hit several areas in Yorkshire and the East Midlands last week with areas around the River Don near Doncaster worst affected after the river burst its banks.

Downpours last week meant several areas in Yorkshire and the East Midlands were struck by a month’s worth of rain in a single day.

A Yellow weather warning spans across south Wales and southwest England today
Met Office
On Thursday, nearly all of England and Wales is due for a drenching
Met Office

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