Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Heavy rain across UK prompts flood warnings

The Guardian (UK) via Press Association: Parts of the UK will face risks of flooding on Wednesday as heavy rain continues to lash the country. Rain is expected across much of the southern England, south Wales and south-west Scotland, along with thunderstorms and squally winds, forecasters say.

The Environment Agency has issued more than 20 flood alerts for northern England, the Midlands, the south-east and Wales, and motoring organisations are urging drivers take extra care in wet weather.

The Met Office has also issued a number of severe weather warnings, for central Scotland, London and the south-east, south-west Scotland, Lothian Borders, the south-west, Strathclyde and Wales.

It warned that heavy rain of up to 30mm (1.2in) would fall over high ground in Scotland during the morning, with thunderstorms and gusts of up to 60mph along the south coast of England....

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