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UK News Flooding causes disruption with up to 9cm of rain likely to fall on Sunday

09:25  16 august  2020
09:25  16 august  2020 Source:   msn.com

1 dead, 5 missing as boats overturn in S. Korea floodwaters

  1 dead, 5 missing as boats overturn in S. Korea floodwaters One person died and five others are missing after their boats capsized in floodwaters in South Korea on Thursday following incessant torrential rains, officials said. One of the boats was stuck in a wire near a dam in Chuncheon, just northeast of Seoul. Two other boats rushed to help but all three were overturned, according to the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. A total of eight people were aboard the three boats, one of them a police boat. One person was declared dead at a hospital, two were rescued and five others are unaccounted for, fire officials said.

Thunderstorms caused disruption to many areas which were hit by flash floods . "The risk of thunder will start to push further north on Sunday , with central parts of England and Wales facing Residents of Perth, Scotland woke up to severe flooding throughout the cityCredit: Alamy Live News.

Flooding could cause roads to close, while extreme weather may damage buildings and cause power cuts The south of England and Wales are likely to be the wettest areas, with frequent lightning “The risk of thunder will start to push further north on Sunday , with central parts of England and

Heavy rain and thunderstorms caused disruption on Saturday, with flooded roads and railway lines in the south of England, as forecasters warn up to 9cm of rain could fall on Sunday.

The Met Office previously issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms across much of England and Wales, stretching across the weekend and into most of Monday.

Heavy rain hit parts of the south of England on Saturday, with 24.1 mm of rain falling in just an hour in Canterbury, Kent.

Flash flooding hits Wales and UK prepares for more thunderstorms as heatwave continues

  Flash flooding hits Wales and UK prepares for more thunderstorms as heatwave continues Flash flooding has struck parts of Wales as Britain prepares for more thunderstorms. Temperatures will again reach past the 30C mark as the UK’s heatwave continues, but the hot weather will be interrupted by heavy rain. Forecasters have warned there will be four days of thunderstorms across the UK this week. On Monday, the whole of Wales was covered by a yellow thunderstorm warning as it was hit by severe flash flooding. Large parts of theTemperatures will again reach past the 30C mark as the UK’s heatwave continues, but the hot weather will be interrupted by heavy rain.

Floods are natural disasters, caused by heavy rainfall , tsunamis or storms. Thunderstorms can cause flash floods , in which small rivers can swell quickly and carry up to ten times the normal amount of water. monsoon = heavy rain that falls in many parts of South Asia between April and September.

A major incident is declared in Fife after storms caused flooding and disruption . Meanwhile the Union Canal suffered a "significant breach" near Linlithgow after 80mm (3in) of rain fell It warned that some places were likely to see "further severe thunderstorms", but with "significant uncertainty in

Downpours have caused disruption, with floods affecting businesses and many forms of transport.

In Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire, the county’s Fire and Rescue Service were called to rescue two people and a dog after the car they were in became stuck in floodwater.

Floods also hit Essex on Saturday, with the heavy rain affecting many roads.

Greater Anglia trains said heavy rain flooding the railway, and debris, had delayed and cancelled trains between Colchester, also in Essex, and Marks Tey stations for several hours.

The Met Office said Writtle, a mile from Chelmsford, had 52.8 mm of rainfall in a 12-hour period.

Bad weather including rain and low cloud caused the cancellation of three commemorative flypasts by the Red Arrows on Saturday.

The RAF display team had planned to fly over London, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast to commemorate 75 years since VJ Day. However, only the Belfast flypast took place.

Meteorologist Matthew Box said Saturday’s stormy weather broke out in Kent before moving across Essex, where some places saw 40 mm of rain in around 40 minutes.

“It may not mean anything to a non-meteorologist maybe but that is a healthy dose of rain in under an hour,” he told the PA news agency.

Mr Box said Sunday was likely to bring large hail and gusty winds as well as rainfall of up to 90 mm in places hit by multiple thunderstorms.

Severe storms to continue after causing disruption to swathes of UK

  Severe storms to continue after causing disruption to swathes of UK Thundery showers are expected in parts of Wales and southern England on Friday.The Met Office has issued yellow thunderstorm warnings until Monday, with the potential for flooding and damage to buildings from lightning and hail.

Heavy rain with the risk of thunderstorms is expected to continue over the rest of the weekend, with warnings of potential flooding and travel disruption . The south of England and Wales are likely to be the wettest areas over the whole weekend, with other parts of the country seeing dry and warmer

Flooding has caused disruption in parts of Northern Ireland after more than a month's worth of rain fell within a few hours. EasyJet customer Cathal O'Doherty told BBC News NI that he and up to 240 other Belfast-bound passengers were stranded in Naples Airport after an earlier flight from Belfast did

He said: “We’re going to see essentially some pulses of potentially thundery showers pushing their way up from the channel through the course of the morning affecting southern counties.

“In the afternoon we’ll see some home-grown showers develop across the southern half of England and then they’re all going to drift gradually northward.”

Warning of the risk of more flooding, he added: “Where the showers do form there’s certainly the potential for 30 to 40 mm of rainfall within the hour.

“Some places that get hit by a few thunderstorms maybe even see 60 to 90 mm of water in a couple of hours – that is a lot of water to fall in one spot, nearly 10 cm of rain.

“It’s going to be a lively day on Sunday, or it’s got the potential to be.”

In the areas not hit by rain, forecasters expect the rest of the weekend to be much cooler after a week of hot and humid weather.

The Lake District town of Keswick in Cumbria saw the mercury rise to 24.8C on Saturday.

Scotland: Investigators confirm derailed train hit landslide

  Scotland: Investigators confirm derailed train hit landslide LONDON (AP) — A passenger train hit a landslide before derailing in Scotland earlier this week, killing three people, U.K. rail investigators confirmed Friday. A train track obstruction had been suspected of playing a role in Wednesday’s derailment near the coastal town of Stonehaven, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northeast of Edinburgh, because it happened after heavy rain and flooding in the area. “Thankfully, fatal derailments are a rare occurrence on the U.K.’s national network,″ Simon French, chief inspector of rail accidents, said.

During the day on Sunday , the flood risk will come to an end across the Carolinas and a majority of the Virginias, but it will ramp up farther north across the Many of the areas that will face a flood risk on Sunday have already received more than double their average rainfall for the entire month of August.

Thunderstorms, lightning and heavy rain are set to hit parts of Britain this weekend, with flooding expected to cause travel chaos - as forecasters The South of England and Wales are likely to have the most rainfall , with frequent lightning, gusty winds and heavy downpours with 30 to 40mm of rain

However, this was milder than much of the week, where temperatures above 34C were recorded for six days in a row.


Video: Met Office national morning forecast for August 12 - scattered thunderstorms as temperatures soar (Birmingham Mail)

Soon hurricane, storm Laura crosses Cuba towards the United States .
After killing at least 24 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, tropical storm Laura, which should become a hurricane on Tuesday, swept through the west of Cuba. © REUTERS / Alexandre Meneghini After killing at least 24 people in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, tropical storm Laura, which is expected to become a hurricane on Tuesday, swept through western Cuba on Monday and should head to the United States , already threatened by Marco, downgraded from hurricane to storm.

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