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UK News Flood-battered regions due ‘respite’ from rain, but cold weather is on the way

09:00  09 november  2019
09:00  09 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Weather forecast: Heavy rain and strong winds lining up to hit the UK

  Weather forecast: Heavy rain and strong winds lining up to hit the UK The strongest winds are expected across the southwest coast of England and towards Hampshire and the Isle of Wight where gusts of up to 80 mph are likely in the morning.Gusts of 60-70 mph are forecast inland of the south and west coast.Flood warningsLarge waves from the wind could cause disruption on the southwest coast,  and the Met Office has warned of “dangerous conditions”.People are advised to avoid the areas and take care in case of falling debris.Heavy rain is due to hit a large swathe of the UK (Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire)Heavy rain is expected across northeastern Scotland today (Sat).

BBC WEATHER has forecast bad weather will continue to plague the country with relentless rain and 'wintry showers' giving way to brief sunshine as The BBC Weather forecaster warned rain and "wintry showers" will give most areas a brief respite in the morning before resuming later in the day as

It will feel cold in the north, but temperatures across the south will be closer to the seasonal average in a south-westerly to westerly wind. Colder air will sweep southwards down the UK on Thursday and Friday and widesperad wintry showers are possible in the north and west.

a group of people on a boat in the water: Dogs are carried to safety on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster (PA) © Danny Lawson Dogs are carried to safety on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster (PA)

The parts of Britain which have been battered by heavy floods are set to avoid further downpours as rapid temperature drops threaten a frosty start to Saturday.

Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates described it as “quite a messy weather picture” with a mix of low temperatures, frost, rain and even the potential of snow in some places.

But he added: “I think the most important thing is that the areas which have been affected by floods should avoid rain and get some respite.”

a group of people standing in a room: Prime Minister Boris Johnson helps with the clean up at an opticians as he visits Matlock, Derbyshire to view the flooding (PA) © Provided by The Press Association Prime Minister Boris Johnson helps with the clean up at an opticians as he visits Matlock, Derbyshire to view the flooding (PA)

During a visit to the flood-hit town of Matlock in Derbyshire on Friday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the widespread flooding across the UK “is not looking like something we need to escalate to the level of a national emergency”.

Heavy rain brings travel misery to northern England

  Heavy rain brings travel misery to northern England Hours of torrential rain in Sheffield and other parts of South and West Yorkshire have left streets like rivers and some routes impassable. Train services have been affected by flooding across the Pennines and South Yorkshire and tram-train services between Rotherham and Sheffield have also been hit by the weather.The Met Office has issued an amber warning for heavy rain until 6am on Friday for an area between Sheffield, Manchester and Bradford.It has also issued yellow warnings for surrounding regions as it said 40mm of rain had fallen in the Sheffield area between midnight and noon on Thursday.

The parts of Britain which have been battered by heavy floods are set to avoid further downpours as rapid temperature drops threaten a frosty start to Saturday. Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates described it as "quite a messy weather picture" with a mix of low temperatures, frost

After the gale-force winds and heavy rain that battered much of southern England and Wales yesterday there was a brief respite , allowing Conditions today were calmer, but forecasters and the Environment Agency warned of further heavy rain on the way , adding to the already saturated ground.

Mr Johnson said the Government will “certainly stand by ready to help” after the country was hit by deluge of water described as “almost biblical” by residents in Toll Bar, near Doncaster.

His visit came after the death of a woman who was reportedly swept away by floodwater as parts of the Midlands and northern England were battered by a month’s worth of rain in one day.

The body of the woman, who has not been identified, was recovered in Darley Dale, near Matlock, at about 10.40am on Friday, Derbyshire Police said.

She was reported to have been swept away by floodwater in Rowsley in the early hours.

Yorkshire and the Midlands were among the worst-affected areas. The Environment Agency had issued seven severe flood warnings suggesting there is a “danger to life”.

Dozens forced to sleep in Sheffield shopping centre as torrential rain causes major flooding

  Dozens forced to sleep in Sheffield shopping centre as torrential rain causes major flooding More than 50 people have been forced to spend the night in Sheffield's Meadowhall shopping centre after torrential rain caused major flooding throughout the city. People were trapped at the centre after heavy rain battered large parts of northern England causing chaos on Thursday as roads became impassable after the River Don, which runs right next to the centre, burst its banks. A major incident was declared in Sheffield as rain continued overnight forcing people - who had been attending an annual Christmas Live event - to sleep on benches and seats in the centre while others tried to get home in taxis or cars.

Communities across storm- battered England and Wales are braced for yet more flooding misery as another band of heavy rain heads from the Atlantic The Met Office's latest severe warning covers a period from noon on Wednesday to 9 am on Thursday. It says periods of heavy rain will affect parts of

(The Weather Company). Balmy air from Spain will creep northwards across the south of the UK forcing the mercury to rise several degrees above normal However, a stubborn band of rain will linger across the Midlands as a colder , northerly air flow edges southwards and the blanket of warmer air from

All seven warnings are for the River Don, at Barnby Dun, Bently, Fishlake, Kirk Bramwith, Kirk Sandall, South Bramwith and Willow Bridge caravan site.

There are also 63 warnings telling people to take immediate action in light of expected flooding, along with 99 alerts which urged residents to be prepared.

A heavy band of rain is set to spread east across Northern Ireland into Saturday before drying out in the evening.

County Down could see up to 50mm, although most areas in the region could get 20-30mm.

Mr Keates said that some snow is possible in parts of Wales and the first snow of the autumn could hit the mountain tops of Snowdonia.

Cold weather is also on the way in parts.

Mr Keates said: “In the coldest temperatures in Scotland, it could be minus 6C while parts of southern England could see minus 2C.”

Serious flooding closes roads in NI .
The River Bann burst its banks near the north coast. Strand Road in Coleraine was left under water.The Met Office issued a yellow severe weather warning for rain in counties Antrim and Down.Good morning. Bright spells for most but also some rain or showers. The far south & the northwest of England the driest. Cold & windy, particularly the west with coastal gales. Very strong winds this morning for north Wales & Liverpool Bay. https://t.co/cQSfu1VDbo ^Sam pic.twitter.com/bY8KQCr7IB— Met Office (@metoffice) November 12, 2019Winds gusted at up to 60mph in exposed areas.

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