Britain hit with over 100 flood warnings in devastating weekend washout expected

A total of 108 flood warnings has been issued by the Met Office across the parts of the UK, affecting Brits through to the weekend.

According to the national weather service, ongoing river responses due to heavy rainfall of late has made local flooding from rivers in West Midlands and North West England a possibility.

The warning suggested: “Local flooding is possible across parts of the South of England from groundwater for the next five days.

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“Local flooding is also possible but not expected from rivers and surface water across parts of South West England on Saturday.

“Land, roads and some properties may flood and there may be travel disruption.”

Tom Morgan, a meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “It’s pretty unsettled, wet and windy at times so there are a number of rain warnings in place in the next 24 hours, affecting two areas of Wales and Scotland.

“Higher ground will be more affected, Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and the Highlands of Scotland.”

He continued: “The west of the UK will bear the brunt of the conditions.

“We can expect some flooding as the ground is quite saturated already after a wet period in the last couple of weeks, so rain will run off the ground quite quickly.

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“There will be some brighter and drier spells on the way. Friday will be the best day of the week with slightly nicer weather."

According to the long range forecast by the Met Office between January 9 and January 18, unsettled weather is set to make its mark.

It states: “Unsettled and relatively mild weather is most likely to characterise the beginning of this period, with showers or longer spells of rain likely for many areas.

“Windward coasts and hills, especially in the west, seeing the heaviest and most frequent showers, but also a chance of some heavy rain across southern areas for a time.


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