Week-long washout as severe rain, floods hit U.K. leading to travel chaos

Published on : Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Heavy rains and flooding are causing travel chaos in U.K. which is expected to last throughout the week. The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for Exmoor, in south-west England, a large area of the Midlands and north-east England today. The alerts warn of flooding of businesses and homes and disruption to rail and bus services. Yorkshire and Lincolnshire wil see the heaviest rain.




Weather warnings are also in place for north Wales, central England and north-east England on Wednesday and Thursday. The Met Office issued a ‘danger to life’ amber weather warning as a month’s worth of rain fell in one day in some parts of the country.




Yesterday, rail lines were affected by the downpours, with Regent’s Park tube station in London shut due to flooding.




Between 50 mm and 60 mm was expected over four to six hours in London and south-eastern counties until about 11 pm. As per the Met Office, the average rainfall for the whole of June in the south-east is around 50 mm.




Exmoor and a large area of eastern and north-eastern England, can expect rainfall up to 60 mm on Tuesday.





On Wednesday and Thursday, similar areas, plus northern Wales, could be struck by 60 mm to 80 mm of rain, and possibly even up to 100 mm.




A further six flood alerts are warning people to prepare for travel chaos and potential flooding in parts of south London, Nottinghamshire, Wiltshire and Devon.




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