Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Flood warnings issued for England

The Guardian (UK): Heavy rain across the east of England could cause flooding over the coming days, forecasters have warned.  The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning of rain for the region, predicting localised flooding that could cause disruption to travel.

The wet weather would persist until Wednesday night, the Met said, with up to 70mm (2.76in) of rain expected in worst-hit areas including parts of Lincolnshire, South Yorkshire and the Humber.  The Environment Agency (EA) warned of a flood risk in the east, mainly from surface water and low-lying rivers.

It said: "There may be some flooding of low-lying land and roads, some disruption to travel and possibly flooding to individual properties."  Meteo Group forecaster Gareth Harvey said: "An area of prolonged rain is moving up over the eastern region and it's not going to shift until Wednesday night.

"The rain is not exclusive to the east region but that's where the persistent and largest rainfall totals of between 50 and 70mm will be.  Pretty much the whole of Great Britain will see rain at some point over the next 48 hours.  This means there could be some localised flooding."....

A rainy day in London, 2005, shot by Sharon, Wikimedia Commons via Flickr, under the Creative Commons 2.0 license 

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