Weather misery as UK braced for flood alerts and constant showers - full list

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Weather misery as UK braced for flood alerts and constant showers - full list
Weather misery as UK braced for flood alerts and constant showers - full list

More wild weather is set to hit the UK in the days ahead as storm clouds continue to blast towards the nation.

The Met Office has issued multiple yellow weather warnings for this Saturday, with Brits advised that "unseasonably windy" conditions and heavy rain could cause disruption to summer events. A warning for wind is in force for south west England and Wales from 6am until 9pm on Saturday, and a separate warning for rain will apply for Northern Ireland until 2pm.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist Steven Keates said: "There’s some potentially disruptive weather on the way on Saturday as a deep area of low pressure for the time of year moves from west to east across central areas of the UK. Although it’ll be a wet day for many, Northern Ireland is likely to see the highest totals, with a chance of 40-60mm of rain falling in some spots, but 20-30mm more widely. Parts of north Wales and northwest England could also see some very wet conditions.

Weather misery as UK braced for flood alerts and constant showers - full list erideuiqtqiqdrinvThis map shows the current flood alerts in the UK

"The strongest winds are more likely in southwestern areas of the UK, including parts of Wales, southwest England and along the south coast of England. The most exposed coasts could see gusts in excess of 60mph, but even inland gusts of 50 mph are possible, especially for parts of Wales and southwest England.

"With trees in full leaf, wet ground and the likelihood of a number of outdoor events etc, the impacts of this weather are likely to greater than if it were to occur during the autumn or winter. Winds are expected to ease from the west later in the day. Windy conditions will likely coincide with high tides which could present an additional challenge for coastal areas."

Gales, snow and rain to batter country today with 80mph wind gustsGales, snow and rain to batter country today with 80mph wind gusts

Flood alerts issued by the Environment Agency and Natural Resources Wales also remain in place for multiple areas, after torrential downpours and strong winds saw rivers swell overnight and coasts battered by strong gales. This means people in the surrounding areas should be aware of the possibility of flooding and its effects on homes and businesses.

Other places meanwhile found themselves in the midst of a clean-up operation today following sudden flash flooding on Wednesday. Around one square mile in Wembley, north west London, was left under one-metre-deep flood water, with firefighters called in to rescue a man from a van and evacuate 19 people. Train services were also affected across the country. Further north in Sheffield, one woman described how she had been forced to write off her car after she walked out into a hotel car park to find it submerged in water, damaging the electric gear box.

Between 25 to 30mm of rain fell across parts of the north east of England on Wednesday, while areas in London saw around 20mm, the Met Office said. Meanwhile, the south coast was battered with 45 to 50mph winds, as the Needles on the Isle of Wight saw 60mph gusts.

A full list of the areas currently under a flood alert can be found below:

Flood alerts

  • Christchurch Harbour
  • Climping Seafront
  • Coast from Ramsgate to Kingsdown
  • Coast from St Margaret's at Cliffe to Sandgate
  • Dorset coast at Poole Harbour
  • North Sea coast at Withernsea, Easington and Kilnsea
  • Northumberland coast
  • Somerset coast at Porlock Weir
  • The Essex coast at Coalhouse Fort
  • The Essex coast from Clacton to and including, St Peters Flat and the Colne and Blackwater estuaries
  • The Suffolk and Essex coast from Felixstowe to Clacton including Orwell and Stour estuaries
  • The tidal Deben estuary
  • The tidal River Waveney from Ellingham to Breydon Water
  • The tidal River Yare from Thorpe St Andrew to Breydon Water
  • Tidal Thames riverside from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir
  • Tidal Thames riverside from the Thames Barrier to Putney Bridge
  • Upper River Derwent
  • West Bay Harbour
  • Benedict Tetzlaff-Deas

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