Met Office weather warnings UPDATED: Danger to life as six inches of rain to drench UK


Met Office yellow weather warnings for rain are in place across Britain as torrential rain wreaks havoc. The Met Office cautions of periods of heavy rain which are expected to develop across Wales and northwest England during Thursday and Friday.

The Met Office warns: “Accumulations of 30-40 mm can be expected widely, whilst areas of higher ground exposed to strong southwesterly winds are likely to see 50-80 mm.

“The heaviest rainfall is expected to be across the hills and mountains of northwest Wales and Cumbria where 100-150 mm of rainfall is possible by the end of Friday.”

This could cause:

  • Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
  • Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
  • Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses


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