UK flood alert: The 46 places under alert as Met Office Amber warning hits Britain – News 247

 A number of weather warnings have been issued across the UK today, including a rare Amber warning for thunderstorms across parts of the east and south of England A Yellow rain warning has also been issued for the same area, but also extending west to Bath and north to Hull  The Amber warning for thunderstorms is in place between 4pm until 9pm tonight (October 14)  The Yellow warning for rain was issued for 12pm today, until 23.59pm tonight (October 14)  The Met Office warns that thunderstorms and heavy rain may cause travel disruption, causing difficult driving conditions and some road closures   READ MORE UK weather forecast: Flood warning in place as Britain braces for rain  The Met Office also warns that in some areas, flooding of homes and businesses “is likely and could happen quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds ” A Met Office spokesperson told the Mirror: “An area of thunderstorms across northern France is expected to move across parts of southeast England during this evening’s main travel period  “The main hazard is likely to be heavy rain with 30-40mm likely in 1-2 hours which may lead to flash flooding  “Lightning, hail and gusty winds are also expected which may cause power cuts and travel disruption ” With torrid weather conditions set to sweep across the UK this evening, a number of flood warnings and alerts have been issued in some areas  As of 5pm today, flood warnings are currently in effect for: Flood warnings indicate flooding is expected within the area, and immediate action is required      READ MORE BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns of ‘heavy thundery downpours’  As of 5pm today, flood alerts have been issued for the following areas: A flood alert warns that flooding within the area is possible, and that you should be prepared for possible flooding Met Office 5-day weather forecast:  “Heavy rain and thunderstorms across southeast England soon clearing  “Rain moving away from most areas but still some showers, mainly affecting Northern Ireland and southwest Britain  “Low cloud and patchy fog elsewhere, perhaps a touch of frost in the northwest.”  “Cloud and mist slow to clear from northern, eastern and central areas Trending  “Elsewhere, bright spells but scattered showers, the odd heavier one in the south   “Rain into far west later.”   “Spell of rain on Wednesday, clearing to showers later   “Windy on Thursday and Friday with blustery showers, heavy in places with hail or thunder ”

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