UK weather – Britain faces two months' rain in a DAY as floods spark 'danger to life' warnings

BRITAIN is bracing for two month's of rain in a single DAY with floods sparking Amber "danger to life' warnings.

More than 100 flood warnings are in place across the country as heavy rain is expected to continue.

The Met Office has now issued Amber and Yellow alerts for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, saying Brits should expect "heavy and prolonged" downpours with snowmelt causing floods.

The warnings says there could be a "danger to life" from possible "fast flowing or deep floodwater".

Hills in North Wales will see up to 200mm of rainfall while 120mm will fall across the peak district.

Such conditions could bring delays to public transport, damage to buildings or power-cuts, the Met Office said.

What to expect:

  • Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life
  • Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads
  • Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

Many areas across the country have already experienced flooding with melting snow adding to the rising water.

The Great Ouse this morning broke its banks after recent downpours while in Chelmsford people were forced to abandon their cars on flooded roads.

In Dorset swimmers braved the chill in Boscombe for some morning exercise.

Meanwhile, helicopters and lifeboats today took part in a huge search and rescue operation after a 69-year-old man and his dog went missing on the south coast of England.

In near-freezing weather, a hunt began for Gareth Jones who was last seen outside a fishmonger in Hove with his brown pet cockapoo yesterday at about 1pm.

But the search has now been called off amid fears they were swept out to sea.

Despite extensive searches neither Gareth or his dog have been found.

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