Met Office forecasts four-day rain onslaught with 27 flood alerts


The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings over the next four days as Britain prepares for a deluge of rain September will end on a dramatic dampener according to the grim weather forecast, with flooding, power cuts and disrupted public transport likely The onslaught of rain begins later today, with the west of England and Wales getting the worst of it On its website, the Met Office warned of “heavy rain over parts of Wales and parts of England during Saturday night and into Sunday, with flooding likely in places” Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: “We have got a deep area of low pressure that will bring heavy and persistent rain, and strong winds too “In terms of rainfall totals, the greatest amounts could be up to 70mm. “That will be over the hills and mountains “Away from there, some places could see 30mm to 40mm in a short space of time.” This comes as the Met Office told Brits in affected areas to prepare as flooding carried a “danger to life” risk this weekend Regatta London race — due to take place on the River Thames on Sunday — has been cancelled It would have seen more than 1,000 rowers, kayakers and paddle boarders racing through central London Organisers said the predicted “stormy weather” left them unable to safely run the event When the weather eventually calms down next Wednesday it will also be a lot cooler and more wintery, the Met Office said

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