Heavy rain continues to inundate UK, flood alerts issued

Written on:June 11, 2023
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England and Wales on flood alert (Image courtesy: Gwydion M. Williams)

There will be no relief from rains over the coming days for swamped Britain, as the Environment Agency today clamped flood alerts on 35 areas across England and Wales.

The severe weather warnings have come after overnight rainfall of up to 50 millimetres across parts of London, East and West Sussex, Surrey and Kent. A flood warning was in place for the River Mole at Charlwood and Hookwood near Gatwick Airport, Surrey.

Gemma Plumb, of MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said that rain will only begin to ease off tonight but more heavy showers are expected tomorrow and Wednesday across Britain.

“There will be some dry intervals at times, but at the moment it looks as though it is going to remain unsettled for a good few days”, she added. According to the MeteoGroup, 25 millimetres of rain could fall in parts of the Midlands, East Anglia, central southern and south eastern England today.

Due to overwhelmed drains across the UK, homes, roads and hospitals have all been flooded. Also, train services have been affected. Conditions have worsen to an extent that fire engines were called in to pump water out of properties after flash flooding in North Yorkshire.

The Environment Agency said a flood alert was in place for the River Foss in York. The M1 was closed between junctions 48 and 45 southbound and between junctions 43 and 46 northbound after flooding left debris on the carriageways.

People have been advised to be alert for disruption from possible flooding across parts of southern England.

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2 Comments add one

  1. Pearl says:

    One day warning for water shortage is issued and other day flood alerts come up..government is confused……But, we are really suffering

  2. Dyrean_11 says:

    What will happen if it rains non-stop through the Olympics? We need to mend things soon

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