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UK News UK floods: More rain on the way as Met Office issues more severe warnings

18:05  10 november  2019
18:05  10 november  2019 Source:   inews.co.uk

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Amber warnings for rain and yellow warnings for wind are in place for most of the country from Saturday afternoon and into Sunday evening. This includes the Foss Barrier in York, the Thames Barrier in London and another in Bewdley, Worcestershire, on the River Severn.

THE Met Office has issued MORE severe weather warnings this week - as autumnal showers and flash floods are expected across the UK . Heavy rain will continue to batter Wales and the northwest of England today - causing flooding and travel disruption. Flash floods and intense thunderstorms

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Homeowners in the Midlands and Northern England are facing the threat of further flooding after the Met Office has issued more severe warnings of heavy rain.

Forecasters have issued new yellow warnings of rain for Yorkshire and the Humber, and the East Midlands, as the regions are still recovering from the “biblical” downpours that caused widespread floods late last week.

A woman, named by police as Annie Hall, the former High Sheriff of Derbyshire, died after being swept away by flood water after the River Derwent burst its banks near Matlock in Derbyshire on Friday and families had to be rescued from their homes in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, when a month's rain fell in a single day.

Strong winds to ease off after woman killed and ferries delayed

  Strong winds to ease off after woman killed and ferries delayed Blustery and wet conditions which have hit parts of the UK this weekend will ease off today, the Met Office has said. A woman in her 60s was killed after a tree is believed to have fallen on her car in Dorset on Saturday, amid gusts of more than 80mph which buffeted parts of the South West.Video: Huge waves crash against rocks at Portland Bill in Dorset (Newsflare) Your browser does not support this video require(["binding"], function (binding) { binding("wcVideoPlayer", "#video_player_a7c81b90-58ec-45e7-bb9d-4e7cae14bb6a").

Even a little rain in areas most affected by recent downfalls could cause further flooding , the Met Office has warned. There are 81 flood warnings and 155 flood alerts in place for the weekend and two severe warnings , meaning But the Met Office has warned there is more misery on the way

Severe rain and flooding has continued to disrupt travel for commuters and led to the cancellation of rail services. The Met Office issued an amber "be Image caption Golfers hoping to play at Upminster Golf Course faced lakes on the fairways. BBC Weather said there were more than 1,000 lightning

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According to the Met Office warnings, which is in force from the early hours of Monday until early Tuesday, the high ground over the Peak District could see up to 60mm of rain. It says “a few” homes and businesses could be flooded, bus and train services affected and flooding on roads also making journeys longer.

The forecast says: “Following recent wet weather, an area of rain will affect the area on Monday morning before clearing to frequent heavy showers by Monday afternoon, continuing until the middle of Tuesday.”

'Danger to life' warnings

The warnings will cause extra worries for families who are still recovering from last week's widespread flooding.

Floods in Doncaster were described as 'almost biblical' by residents (Photo: Henry Nicholls/Reuters)

Torrential rain in England kills 1; floods streets

  Torrential rain in England kills 1; floods streets LONDON (AP) — A woman died after being swept away by surging waters as torrential rain drenched parts of north and central England, swelling rivers, forcing evacuations and disrupting travel for a second day Friday. In the city of Sheffield, 140 miles (228 kms) north of London, the River Don overflowed after 3.4 inches (85 mm) of rain fell on Thursday. About 30 people sought refuge in the Meadowhall shopping center after floodwaters stranded shoppers who had turned up to see Christmas lights switched on. © Provided by The Associated Press A lorry makes its way through floodwater near Meadowhall shopping centre in Sheffield, England, Friday Nov.

HOMES are flooded and roads are cut off as flood warnings are put in place across the UK today. Pedestrians shelter from the rain beneath Union flag umbrellas on the South Bank in LondonCredit Today's weather system has forced the Met Office to issue a yellow warning for wind from 5am until

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for parts of Wales and West of England. The sweltering sunshine that has left the UK parched is set to come to an end this week, forecasters On its way out: This summery weather will make way for rain and thunderstorms by the end of the week

Seven severe “danger to life” flood warnings, all along the River Don in Yorkshire, remained in place today, according to the Environment Agency. There were also 41 active flood warnings and 98 flood alerts.

People in the village of Fishlake, near Doncaster in South Yorkshire, are still cut off by 3ft of flood water from the nearby River Don and only tractors have been able to get in by road.

About half of the 700 residents evacuated as water began to inundate the village during heavy rains, but Claire Holling, who runs the Old Butchers cafe, said others chose to stay in the upper floors of their homes.

She said a local pub, the Hare and Hounds, and the Old Butchers have become the centre of a community pulling together to get through.

“I just managed to get here on the back of a tractor and I live in the village,” she said.

“We've opened up and we're making sure everyone has bacon and sausage sandwiches and a warm settee to sit on. It's getting quite full in here now.

Doncaster flood victims describe being rescued from homes as water filled their street 'like a shadow'

  Doncaster flood victims describe being rescued from homes as water filled their street 'like a shadow' Residents on Yarborough Terrace in Doncaster were rescued from their homes by boats on Friday after torrential rain and flooding swept through the north of England. Residents in communities across northern England have been subjected to the extreme weather that has struck over the last 24 hours. People have been forced from their homes, while shoppers in Sheffield sought sanctuary in a shopping centre overnight and travel routes remain majorly disrupted.Yarborough Terrace resident Jason Richards, 44, described how water slowly trickled along “like a shadow” before eventually filling the street. © Provided by Oath Inc.

A Yellow ‘ severe ’ warning for rain has been issued for southeast England, with forecasters saying heavy downpours could spark flooding and The Met Office told the Sun Online up to 50mm of rain could drench parts of southern England today - which is usually the month's total average of rainfall .

Image copyright Met Office . Image caption The weather warning runs from mid-afternoon to midnight on Monday. Flooding means trains are still not able to run on the line A number of flood warnings and flood alerts are in place across Wales. The weekend saw heavy rain across much of the country.

”Everyone's pulling together and making sure vulnerable people are being looked after.“

Next up,  snow

Prime Minister Boris Johnson visited Matlock, Derbyshire, on Friday while Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn met with flooded residents in Conisborough, South Yorkshire, on Saturday.

The rain was forecast to reach Northern Ireland first this evening before hitting Wales and North West England later in the night and then spreading across the rest of the UK.

Snow was expected to fall in parts of Scotland last night and Wales could get a dusting later in the week.

The coldest night of autumn was recorded in Altnaharra in the Scottish Highlands on Saturday night where the temperature dropped to minus 7.1C.

Met Office meteorologist Sophie Yeomans said a weather system moving across Europe will cause a ”fair amount“ of rainfall across England and Wales throughout the week. ”It is going to be an unsettled week in terms of rain,“ she said, adding that ”Some catchments in the North are still sensitive at the moment.“

Irish weather forecast: Miserable week ahead with rain and colder than average temperatures expected .
Early indications suggest that gloomy conditions may last until the weekendThe national forecaster says we're in for a miserable start to the week with wet, cool and cloudy conditions expected.

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