UK weather forecast – Britain underwater as flooding engulf villages and more rain is on the way.


Britain underwater is flooding in Gulf
villages and more rain is on the way parts of the UK were submerged today as
floods and Gulf villages and there’s more rain on the way
there are currently 115 flood warnings in place covering much of England and
parts of Wales after torrential downpours last night the wet weather
created travel disruption this morning with some rail services in Yorkshire and
the Midlands delayed or cancelled in gloucester one of the areas hit by heavy
rainfall footage emerged of a bus attempting to make its way through a
flooded road with water entering the vehicle as it passed through but the Met
Office is predicting better conditions over the weekend with spokesman Olli
clayton saying in a nutshell not fantastic bright blue skies for the
weekend but in terms of rainfall it will be a much better picture there will be a
few showers knocking around but nothing in terms of accumulations of rainfall
like we’ve seen over the last week he added where we are at the moment in
terms of much of the UK is that it’s fairly dry and cloudy with a few
scattered showers around however that’s going to change later as we get a pulse
of rain that’s going to be moving in from the southeast later on into parts
of Kent and Sussex he said that wet weather will move north
and west words on Friday night but only around 10 millimetres to 20 millimeters
of rainfall as predicted in the southeast
mr. Clayton said that there would be some rainfall in flood affected areas
today and Saturday but nothing to be concerned about a Met Office yellow
weather warning for rain across much of the north of England passed without a
major incident in the flooded communities in South Yorkshire The
Weather Service had a yellow warning in place on Friday morning for ice in parts
of Northern Ireland residents in those areas were warned of a risk of icy roads
and were told to expect some icy patches on some untreated roads pavements and
cycle paths flooding in Kirk’s and all Doncaster
caused disruption to rail networks on Friday morning with
TransPennine Express services between Sheffield and Scunthorpe being suspended
northern services between Doncaster and Ghul were unable to run with trains
between Doncaster and Scunthorpe running at a reduced speed cross-country also
warned passengers that trains running from Nottingham to Derby are expected to
be closed all day on Friday due to flooding the a63 which runs from Leeds
to Hull was closed on Thursday night in the rain but reopened on Friday the bad
weather also meant that the Sheffield tram train service was unable to run due
to flooding deluge communities in Doncaster are still feeling the effects
of this month’s deluge with the Environment Agency EA explaining how
machines have been pumping 2.5 tons of water per second out of the village of
fish lake the Met Office have issued danger to life weather warnings
stretching from Central Wales to Doncaster running through the Midlands
this comes after more than 130 flood warnings were put in place last night
nearly 50 millimetres of rain fell near tal y maes Wales yesterday in the forty
nine point six millimeters recorded in Breck not sure was almost matched by
ross on wye in Herefordshire which saw forty eight point eight millimeters over
the same period the Met Office said more snow is expected on higher ground in the
coming days and further rainfall is likely to make flooding worse in areas
such as South Yorkshire and Derbyshire Met Office weather forecaster Luc miles
said the ground is saturated and even small amounts of rainfall can lead to
fairly significant impacts from flooding soldiers were deployed to help around
some the worst hit areas in Doncaster and South Yorkshire
just days after streets were submerged in floodwater
during another fierce deluge more than 800 properties across parts of England
have been affected by flooding so far with the Met Office warning of more rain
on the way the Environment Agency said further wet weather over the next 48
hours could bring severe flooding to areas already affected by rising waters
it comes after Dartmoor was blanketed in snow on Wednesday after temperatures
plummeted across parts of Devon and South Wales cops in East reg and leh
warned people to only travel if necessary
after several vehicles got stuck in the showers causing chaos on the roads
pumps set up around the village of fish lake have removed 1.25 million tons of
water reducing water levels from two meters to 0.3 meters the agency said the
agency has urged communities to check for flood warnings and follow the advice
of emergency services EA’s flood duty manager Kate Marks said parts of
Lincolnshire and the Midlands could also be affected by rain falling on already
saturated ground on Friday as well as other parts of England as rain crosses
the country from west to east it’s really important that impacted
communities remain vigilant and take steps to prepare for flooding by
checking their flood risk regularly and making plans to stay safe the EA said
300 staff were working around the clock in various parts of the country
deploying pumps to disperse water through five of the worst hit locations
the EA said that since flooding began last Thursday around 14 thousand 400
properties have been protected by flood defences including five thousand in
South Yorkshire on Wednesday Boris Johnson faced visited some of the worst
hit areas

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