Britain braces for a month’s of rain in just one hour


Raging flood waters have swamped homes after torrential downpours following a month’s rainfall in just an hour – while snow sweeps across parts of Britain amid urgent Amber and Yellow weather warnings  Residents in Whiston near Sheffield were photographed trying to get back into their severely flooded homes on Thursday afternoon, following a Met Office flood alert warning of a ‘danger to life’, amid fears that four inches of rain could fall in just eight hours  Dramatic photos show residents wading through dirty flood water, cars abandoned and homes which have been submerged by nearly ten feet of water in some parts  In Scotland, arctic winds are threatening to bring heavy snowfall as a low-pressure system moves in Snow ploughs were used on frostbitten roads to prevent travel chaos as roads became blanketed with ice  Scroll down for video.   Flooded: Raging flood waters have swamped homes after torrential downpours following a month’s rain fall in just an hour – as snow sweeps parts of Britain amid Amber and Yellow weather warnings A basement studio owned by artist Liz Churton, is destroyed by flood water. Homes are severely flooded as raging flood water rises in the village of Whiston near Sheffield Britons have had to battle snow and floods in parts of the country with the Met Office issuing a ‘danger to life’ warning The weather service currently has two yellow warnings and a more severe amber warning in place that last until early Friday  A snow plough on the A939 Cockbridge to Tomintoul road is pictured clearing ice to prevent travel chaos The wet weather will be accompanied by ‘strengthening’ north-easterly winds, with many areas within the yellow zone seeing between up to 1 5 inches of rain, the Met Office said Traffic on the A939 Cockbridge to Tomintoul road on Thursday  A yellow warning is also in place for north Wales and English border towns and people living in the vicinity should expect heavy rain with a chance of flooding till midnight tonight Flooded! A BMW driver gets stuck trying to drive through deep flood water as it rises in the village of Whiston near Sheffield as a red flood alert is put in place  Homes and businesses could be flooded as prolonged rain pummels areas around Hull, Middlesbrough, Lincoln and Scarborough A man wades through a flooded street in Sheffield, carrying several shopping bags and what looks like a car jump lead  A car drives through a flooded road near the village of Bubnell in Derbyshire this morning after days of heavy rain battered the region Low pressure dominates across Northern areas of England causing wet and cloudy weather leading to a risk of flooding in Manchester Residents try to get back to their severely flooded homes as raging flood water rises in the village of Whiston near Sheffield Homes are severely flooded as raging flood water rises in the village of Whiston near Sheffield  Heavy rain is set to hit parts of Central and Northern England over Thursday causing wide spread flooding Homes are severely flooded as raging flood water rises in the village of Whiston near Sheffield More than three inches of rain is forecast to fall in a ‘few locations’ over high ground, the Met Office said Homes are severely flooded as raging flood water rises in the village of Whiston near Sheffield A red flood alert is put in place November 07 2019. Heavy rain is set to hit parts of Central and Northern England over Thursday causing wide spread flooding The stone cottage in Whiston near Sheffield is flood as water leaks in through the window joints A red flood alert is put in place. November 07 2019. Heavy rain is set to hit parts of Central and Northern England over Thursday causing wide spread flooding Low pressure dominates across Northern areas of England causing wet and cloudy weather leading to a risk of flooding in Manchester Homes and businesses could be flooded as prolonged rain pummels areas around Hull, Middlesbrough, Lincoln and ScarboroughThese are more of the devastating scenes after one village was swamped by murky floodwaters following a torrential downpour across the north of England today Residents were let cut off after Whiston Brook, near Rotherham, South Yorkshire bursts its banks and quickly deluged nearby roads and homes  The Met Office has already issued a ‘danger to life’ warning as heavy rainfall continues to sweep across the country The national weather service currently has two yellow warnings and a more severe amber warning in place which will last until early morning on Friday An amber warning currently affects Yorkshire and the Humber and surrounding areas, encompassing the cities of Sheffield and nearby areas, Huddersfield and parts of Manchester The Whiston Brook burst leaving parts of the surrounding village of Whiston up to three metres underwater following the mammoth downpour This car made slow progress along a flooded road in Dore, Derbyshire after the area was hit by torrential rain  This Mercedes V-class powered through a flood on the A621 near Baslow, Derbyshire earlier this afternoon  This BMW saw water splash over its radiator grille as it wakes its way through a bow wave pushed up by the Land Rover in Whiston, Near Sheffield earlier today A red weather warning had been covering the area at the time  Moments after the Land Rover passed, the BMW stalled in the water, forcing the driver to try and push his car to safety  Many vehicles attempted to pass through the flooded section of road near the village of Whiston, near Sheffield  Water was approaching the bottom sill of this car on a flooded road in Whirlow, Sheffield, earlier today  This Volkswagen risked getting stuck as it made its way along the flooded road in Whirlow, Sheffied This man tried to clear leaves from a blocked drain in Whirlow, Sheffield, after torrential rainMeadowhall Shopping Centre said it was going ahead with its Christmas Live event on Thursday evening despite rising levels on the adjacent River Don Thousands of people are expected at the event, which features artists including Jonas Blue and Ella Henderson The centre said on Twitter: ‘Christmas Live Update – The artists have arrived and we are set to go! We have taken the precautionary measures to deploy some of our flood defences in conjunction with the Environment Agency ‘Gates to the event will be open from 4pm.’The centre flooded in the 2007 when the Don burst its banks, inundating large parts of Sheffield Tram services in Rotherham were also badly affected this evening.  Stagecoach Supertram said its services would be terminating at Meadowhall South and Tinsley due to ‘heavy rain putting the Tinsley tram bridge at risk’ The firm said it trams will not service Meadowhall Interchange, Rotherham Central or Parkgate Chris Wilding, flood duty manager at the Environment Agency, said: ‘Heavy rain could lead to surface water and river flooding across parts of northern England today and into tomorrow, particularly in parts of Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire and Lincolnshire ‘Persistent showers may also bring localised river and surface water flooding to parts of southern England today and tomorrow ‘Our incident rooms are open and we are working closely with local authorities and partners to reduce the risk of flooding ‘Our field teams are ready to deploy temporary flood barriers to help protect people and property if needed ‘We advise people to stay away from swollen rivers and not to drive through flood water as just 30cm of flowing water is enough to move your car ‘  Residents try to save their homes with sand bags. Homes are severely flooded as raging flood water rises in the village of Whiston near Sheffield A red flood alert is put in place. November 07 2019. Heavy rain is set to hit parts of Central and Northern England over Thursday causing wide spread flooding The Met Office has issued an amber ‘danger to life’ flood alert, warning that up to 100mm of rain may fall in eight hours The mammoth downpour means certain parts of north and north-west England could see nearly a month’s worth of rain today Homes are severely flooded as raging flood water rises in the village of Whiston near Sheffield A red flood alert is put in place November 07 2019. Heavy rain is set to hit parts of Central and Northern England over Thursday causing wide spread flooding Across the UK the Met Office said the temperature will range from seven to 10 degrees on Thursday and Friday The rain will eventually ease overnight into Friday, with a much drier and brighter day to follow for much of the UK A car drives through a flooded road near the village of Bubnell in Derbyshire this morning after days of heavy rain battered the region The Met Office has issued a further warning that the heavy rain may bring disruption from floodingPhD student Liz Churton, 58, has lost sentimental paintings, art equipment, books and furniture after her basement studio flooded in the space of an hour this morning from 9am Her property in the village of Whiston now looks like a ‘floating boathouse’ after water came rushing through the doors of her basement Liz, who has lived in the house for around 15 years, said: ‘I was in the house making a cup of tea and got a phone call from the Environment Agency saying there is a flood alert ‘I had an hour to move as much as I possibly could upstairs. I thought I would have more time but by 10am I was wading through and it was up to my knees ‘The water came rushing through the basement doors which lead up to the garden. The flood boards kept it at bay for a time but gave in ‘The whole of my basement is flooded and I have a studio down there. It’s a couple of metres deep and the house looks like a boathouse RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Extinction Rebellion protesters could sue the Met Police for Scandal that tarnished Tom Watson’s career: Labour No2 was. Harry Dunn, 19, had to wait 43 minutes for paramedics Defender of sex fantasist ‘Nick’, the scourge of a free. National security specialist Fiona Hill blasts ambassador Carry on Writing! Unseen letters from Kenneth Williams to. Share this article Share 152 shares ‘I’m currently looking out of my window at a very wide river moving very fast, it treacherous out there ‘The garden is one big lake at the moment. I’m not sure what has happened in the rest of the village because it’s cut off ‘I do feel very shocked and frightened. You do your best to save the things you don’t want to lose like paperwork, art equipment, my Apple laptop and iPad ‘It gets to a point where you just need to let go of your belongings no matter the sentimental value and look after yourself ‘  A motorbike drives through a flooded road near the village of Bubnell in Derbyshire this morning after days of heavy rain battered the region  A yellow weather warning is in place for the East Midlands, North East England, parts of North West England and Yorkshire between 6am on Thursday and 6am on Friday A yellow weather warning is in place for the East Midlands, North East England, parts of North West England and Yorkshire between 6am on Thursday and 6am on Friday The wet weather will be accompanied by ‘strengthening’ north-easterly winds, with many areas within the yellow zone seeing between up to 1 5 inches of rain, the Met Office said more videos 1 2 3 Watch video Prince Harry appears to signal Meghan Markle to move closer to him Watch video Horrifying moment man stabs LA bus passenger to death Watch video Hilarious moment dog appears to be ‘drunk’ on anaesthetic Watch video Dog in California uses buttons to ‘speak’ to her owner Watch video Donald Trump Jr accuses Joy Behar of wearing blackface Watch video British Fortnite gamer ‘cheats’ using aimbot in a live game session Watch video Cruise ship Brits carry on drinking after swimming pool overflows Watch video Harry and Meghan honour nation’s war dead at Westminster Abbey Watch video Heartwarming moment NY marathon runner stops to push disabled racer Watch video Sir Lindsay Hoyle dragged to chair after being selected as Speaker Watch video Little drummer boy in Louisiana shows skills in high school band Watch video Woman damages her car attempting to cut Popeyes drive-thru Liz had put up flood boards to protect her property as a precaution following the flash floods locally in 2007 ‘It’s not been as bad as this since 2007 – that was when the Uley Reservoir was about to burst its banks,’ she added ‘Since then, the brook has been reclassified as a river.’Certain parts of north and north-west England could see nearly a month’s worth of rain today and tomorrow An amber warning started 7am today, saying heavy rain and flooding was expected in an area stretching from Sheffield up to Bradford and as far west as parts of Manchester Two yellow weather warnings for rain are also in place covering most of the north-west and a part of north Wales Authorities in parts of northern Scotland had to bring out the snowploughs after they were hit by a sizeable snowfall Further south, homes and businesses could be flooded as prolonged rain pummelled areas around Hull, Middlesbrough, Lincoln and Scarborough Met Office meteorologist Aidan McGivern said: ‘This diving jet stream over western Europe means this low pressure arrives on Wednesday night ‘Effectively this band of rain moves into north Wales, northern England, north Midlands and becomes slow-moving ‘(The rain) will be heavy in places, particularly over the higher ground.’We are talking about the north Moors, the Penines, the Peak District, Snowdonia, significant spells of rains here ‘Large accumulations building up over the course of Thursday and Thursday night.’RAC spokesperson Simon Williams said: ‘Drivers in the worst affected areas will need to exercise caution as visibility will be severely reduced while stopping distances are likely to be greatly increased ‘The best advice is to slow down and leave more space behind the car in front to give more time to react to anything that might happen ‘If you encounter any floods be very conscious of not driving through water that is too deep as this could very easily lead to catastrophic damage ‘Try to assess the depth by looking at the kerb or road signs and, if you decide it’s safe to go through, drive at a steady speed so as not to create a bow wave, and try to use the highest part of the road ‘If there is any doubt, then it’s probably best to turn around and take another route ‘

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