UK flood map: More heavy rain forecast – is your area at risk of flooding?
Heavy rain has swept across the UK this week, triggering localised flooding and Met Office yellow weather warnings. Alerts for heavy rain remain in place until Thursday, with yet more heavy rain expected. Commuters could face disruption to their journeys as surface water flooding on roads is likely.
Commuters already faced a morning of travel difficulties after rain produced heavy flooding overnight.
The downpours led to some roads and railway lines being blocked, with some areas being hit with more than a month’s worth of rain in a day.
Heavy flooding in Kent closed all train lines through Orpington railway on Monday.
The Met Office tweeted a warning to: “Expect heavy #rain and surface water flooding on the roads for Wednesday’s journey to work across Wales, Northern England, Northern Ireland and southeast Scotland.
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“Elsewhere, it will be drier than recent mornings, but further heavy rain will soon arrive across the far southeast.”
The Met Office yellow weather warnings for rain remain in place until Thursday at midday, and the weather service advises to “expect further flooding and transport disruption” and warns commuters to “Stay #WeatherAware”.
Wednesday’s yellow weather warning lasts until 12pm on Thursday, June 13 and warns that “around 20 to 40 mm (0.8 – 1.5inches) of rain could fall widely, with 50 to 80 mm (2 – 3.1 inches) possible over high ground and as much as 100 mm (4 inches) in a few locations.”
The areas impacted by the weather warning are Central, Tayside and Fife, East Midlands, East of England, North East England, North West England, South West Scotland and Lothian Borders, Wales, West Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber.
Rain on Wednesday and into Thursday is expected to be persistent and often heavy.
The Environment Agency currently has one flood warning in place, and 37 flood alerts across the country.
The flood warning is for the River Waring immediately upstream of Stanhope Road and warns that flooding is expected, with low lying properties near the river Waring around Stanhope Road most at risk.
Meanwhile, the 37 flood alerts are spread across the country and warn that flooding us possible, so to be prepared.
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The areas with flood alerts are:
- Alconbury Fords in Cambridgeshire
- Bain Catchment
- Bury Brook
- Chertsey Bourne
- East and West Fens
- East and West Glens
- Hoe Stream
- Lincolnshire East Coast Rivers
- Louth Canal and Waithe Beck
- Lower Avon and tributaries
- Lower River Loddon at the River Thames confluence at Twyford
- Lower River Soar in Leicestershire
- Middle Tame
- Minor Watercourses of South Forty Foot Drain
- Rase and Upper Ancholme
- Rea Brook and Cound Brook
- River Anker and River Sence
- River Blackwater and The Cove Brook
- River Cole
- River Devon and Smite in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire
- River Erewash in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
- River Esk catchment
- River Leen and Day Brook in Nottinghamshire
- River Maun in Nottinghamshire
- Rivers Clyst and Culm and their tributaries
- River Sow and River Penk
- River Steeping
- River Trent in Derbyshire
- River Trent Tributaries in Nottinghamshire
- Severn Vyrnwy Confluence
- Stoke Trent
- Tern and Perry Catchments
- The River Bure, Spixworth Beck and surrounding Becks
- The River Glaven through Hunworth, Thornage and Letheringsett
- Upper River Calder catchment
- Upper Tame
- Upper Teme
For more information on flood warnings, check the Environment Agencies website here.
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