UK Weather Warning: More flooding expected in parts into Thursday

The Met Office has issued further weather warnings for many parts of the UK, more especially focused on more northern parts of the UK into Thursday.

Parts of Lincolnshire have seen twice the monthly June rainfall average in just 48 hours, with some stations recording 120-130mm, around 5 inches, of rain. Through this evening and overnight, bands of moderate to heavy rain will affect much of the Midlands (especially north of Birmingham), into Wales and much of Northern England, as well as increasingly South East Scotland by the early hours.

Widely, 1 to 2 inches of rain will fall, in these mentioned areas. However, locally, across parts of North East England, near Northumberland and into South East Scotland, around 3 inches (75mm) or more of rain is likely to fall. As a result the Met Office has issued an Amber weather warning for heavy rain and the associated risk of flooding for parts of South East Scotland, saying:

  • Homes and businesses are likely to be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life
  • Delays and some cancellations to train and bus services are likely
  • Spray and flooding probably leading to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • A good chance some communities cut off by flooded roads
  • Power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses likely

As we have seen in recent days, rainwaters can quickly build up and cause flooding. It’s important to take notice of warnings if you are in the warning area.1.Met Office “Amber” weather warning for a fairly confined part of North East England, but flooding could occur outside of the warning areas.

Slowly the rain will ease through tomorrow, however river levels will remain high in the affected areas.