Flash floods spark chaos in England as more than 40 warnings issued

Flash floods spark chaos in England as more than 40 warnings issued

Another day of weather misery: Flash floods spark chaos in England as more than 40 warnings are issued – ahead of even MORE downpours to come

  • More than 42 flood alerts have been issued across England but predominately in the south west
  • Met Office forecasters have said that the south west may experience wind gusts of up to 65mph
  • Parts of Northern Ireland have been given a yellow rain warning which could lead to road closures 
  • Roads in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall had road closures due to the weather today  

Britons should expect more weather misery after facing flash floods in some parts of the country today – ahead of yet more downpours to come.

More than 40 flood alerts have been issued across England with some given to parts of Oxfordshire, Newcastle, Woking, York and Loughborough – but the bulk have been issued for south west England. 

The warnings came as the Met Office predicted strong gusts of 55 to 65mph hitting the south west with highs of 80mph possible for coastal areas.

This morning parts of the south west suffered with flooding vehicles were left stranded in flood water on the A38 at Notter Bridge in Cornwall. As a result of heavy rain, there were also road closures, Cornwall Live reported.

The Met Office have also given parts of Northern Ireland a yellow weather warning for rain today. Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and road closures. 

Forecasters say that wet and windy across will remain across central areas of the country this evening, with scattered showers in the south west and north east. 

It will stay drier elsewhere, ‘turning chilly’ under clear skies with a risk of mist and fog, the Met Office said.   

Pictured: Vehicles left stranded in flood water on the A38 at Notter Bridge, Cornwall this morning as a result of heavy rain

Vehicles drive through floodwater on the B3157 coast road at Portesham in Dorset after heavy rain during the morning 

The south west of England might experience up to 65mph wind gusts, the Met Office have said. Parts of the south west have also been given flood warnings. Pictured: A man clearing a drain of leaves to let the floodwater flow away on the B3157 coast road at Swyre in Dorset after heavy rain during the morning

Roads in Devon, Somerset and Cornwall had road closures due to the weather today. One car was overturned on the A380 near Torquay, Devon, today, with police saying that the mixture of autumn leaves and heavy rain made a dangerous slush on the roads 


A yellow weather rain warning alert was issued for Northern Ireland by the Met Office and a number of flood alerts and warnings were issued across England, but mainly concentrated in the south west 

More than 40 flood alerts have been issued across England with some given to parts of Oxfordshire, Newcastle, Woking, York and Loughborough – but the bulk have been issued for south west England

The weather forecast for the rest of the week, with gusts of icy winds and downpours of rain set to hit the country

Somerset Live also reported today that the A303 was blocked with floods amid torrential rain falling on the south west. 

Among a crop of accidents, the A380 near Torquay, Devon, was blocked this morning after a car overturned.

Police said tons of autumn leaves blown from roadside trees across the countryside and in towns and cities are mixing with the heavy rain to form a treacherous slush.

‘It is like a winter blizzard skidpan and motorists should take heed and slow down’ said one traffic cop in Cornwall.

Hundreds of homes were blacked out including 70 in Newquay and Truro, Cornwall, and nearly 90 in Bath.

Tuesday will be milder, as rain is expected to clear to sunny spells and scattered showers, temperatures will be near normal but still chilly. 

On Wednesday, a band of rain will sweep eastwards through the morning followed by sunshine and blustery showers. However it will be a little milder.

Thursday will most likely have a chilly and dry start to the day. Then rain and brisk winds are expected to move in from the west. Temperatures will be on the milder side.

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