UK Weather: Met Office issues new yellow warnings for southwest and eastern England | Weather News
Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 11:44 PM, United Kingdom
Large parts of England could face travel disruption and some flooding with heavy rain later today, the Met Office said.
The forecaster has issued a yellow weather warning for rain covering from Newcastle and surrounding areas all the way to East Anglia, along the east coast of England. This comes into effect at 7pm and lasts until 12pm on Sunday.
Another new yellow warning for rain, which comes into effect at 6pm, covers much of the area CornwallAs well as parts of Devon and Somerset. This warning will remain in effect until six o’clock tomorrow morning.
Under the warnings, people are urged to be aware that flooding of homes and businesses is possible, while disruption to roads and public transport is likely.
The Met Office said persistent, and at times heavy, rain will hit eastern parts of England this evening and continue until Sunday. The storm is expected to clear in East Anglia by dawn on Sunday, and in northeastern England by early afternoon.
Rainfall will also begin in the southwest on Saturday evening and continue throughout the night.
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Flooding is likely as much of the land remains waterlogged after recent bouts of wet weather and snow. There are currently a total of 76 flood warnings, and 275 lower level flood alerts, in England.
Dozens of schools in northern England and north Wales closed their doors earlier this week Snow covered parts of the UK.
Snow settled in particularly quickly in Derbyshire, Yorkshire – parts of which are also covered by today’s weather warnings – and Wrexham.
The past five months have seen 10 named storms hit the UK, the latest of which is – Storm Jocelyn – Some train operators were left to cancel all services in the last week of January.
Storm Jocelyn arrived just a day after Storm Isha brought winds of up to 100 mph.
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