UK weather forecast – Flood risk as 4 days of rain starts on highest tide of year tomorrow, Met Office warns

UK weather forecast – Flood risk as 4 days of rain starts on highest tide of year tomorrow, Met Office warns

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BRITS will be battered by torrential rain and gusty winds as the Met Office issues severe weather warnings for the next four days.

High tides and windy weather are set to cause coastal flooding, while the rest of the UK face deluge and the risk of flooding across the weekend.

Rain is set to batter the south-west of the UK over the weekend as The Met Office has issued severe weather warnings until Tuesday
UK weather forecast: Showers are set to hit the UK this weekend as shown in this weather graph
Met Office

Four ‘yellow’ weather warnings are in place from Saturday evening all the way through to Tuesday afternoon, covering Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Bangor, Swansea and Cardiff.

Brits in those areas are braced to expect flooding and spray on the roads is likely to cause travel chaos – according to the forecasters.

Gusty winds and hige tides could bring some problems to people living near the coast – as coastal flooding is expected with the delgue.

Interruption to power supplies is also likely and could cause power cuts as the weather takes a turn for the worst.

HIGH TIDES

Luke, a Met Office meterologist, told Sun Online that there will be a mixture of sunshine and showery weather over the weekend, but winds could reach gail force and tides will be some of the highest we’ve seen this year.

He said: “The UK will experience high tides this weekend, and combined with strong winds may cause some issues and coastal flooding.”

“Fairly brisk winds are expected near the coast, which could reach gail force at times.”

We’ll see a wet and windy start to Sunday, with the yellow weather warning in place from 6pm Saturday to 5pm Sunday.

Two more weather warnings are in place for Wales, lasting from 3pm Monday until the same time on Tuesday.

The warnings come as the tail-end of Hurricane Humberto continues to batter the UK, bringing travel chaos.

The Met Office has urged Brits to take care as gale-force winds of up to 45 miles-per-hour are reportedly set to batter parts of Scotland.


The fresh warnings come after a month’s rain fell in just six hours earlier this week – closing four major train and London Tube stations.

Thousands of passengers were delayed as London’s Liverpool Street, Moorgate, St Pauls and Victoria stations were forced to close due to flooding.

London News Pictures

Heavy downpours are expected until Tuesday[/caption]

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Pedestrians caught in the torrential rain in London[/caption]

High tides are expected this weekend – pictured at Bournmouth beach
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