The Met Office has forecast parts of the UK will experience highly disruptive rainfall which could cause flooding in the next two days. The weather forecaster predicts the significant weather could lead to up to 2.4 inches of rainfall in some parts. But will you be affected by the torrential downpours?
The Met Office has published a yellow weather warning for rainfall over the next two days.
The weather warning reads: “Rain, often heavy, developing over Wales early Wednesday evening and moving east across central and some northern parts of England overnight.
“As much as 40mm to 60mm of rain is likely to fall over some hills and mountains in Wales, with 20-30 mm quite widely elsewhere in Wales and also over some other parts of the warning area.
“Following recent very wet weather some travel disruption and flooding is likely.”
The warning is in effect from 9pm on Wednesday, October 7, to 9am on Thursday, October 8.
The forecaster has advised that flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely.
It is also likely bus and train services could be disrupted.
Spray and flooding on roads probably may also mean journey times are longer.
The affected regions and local authorities are:
- Blackburn with Darwen
- Cheshire East
- Cheshire West and Chester
- Greater Manchester
- Blaenau Gwent
- Isle of Anglesey
- Merthyr Tydfil
- Neath Port Talbot
- Rhondda Cynon Taf
- Vale of Glamorgan
- Telford and Wrekin
- West Midlands Conurbation
- South Yorkshire
- West Yorkshire
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The Environment Agency currently has 4 flood warnings and 29 flood alerts in effect across England.
Flood warnings are implemented din areas where flooding is expected and immediate action is required.
Flood alerts are implemented where flooding is possible and preparedness is advised.
There are currently two flood alerts in effect in Wales.
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