UK weather forecast: Flood risk as four days of rain starts on highest tide of year TODAY, Met Office warns

UK weather forecast: Flood risk as four days of rain starts on highest tide of year TODAY, Met Office warns

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HIGH tides coupled with four DAYS of heavy rain beginning today could see huge swathes of the UK flooded, the Met Office has warned.

Severe weather warnings for rain and gales have been issued lasting until next week amid fears whole communities could be cut off.

UK weather forecast: Rain is set to batter the south-west of the UK over the weekend, as this map for Saturday shows. 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 for Saturday afternoon 
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 huge tides could bring some problems to people living near the coast – as coastal flooding is expected with the deluge.

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

There are as many as 27 flood alerts in place in England, with another 10 in Wales. There are none in Scotland.


Luke Miall, a Met Office meteorologist, told The Sun Online that there will be a mixture of sunshine and showery weather over the weekend.

But winds could reach gale 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 gale 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.

Environment Agency

As many as 27 flood alerts are in place across England[/caption]

Natural Resources Wales

Wales has 10 flood alerts in place as heavy rain combines with high tides[/caption]

London News Pictures

UK weather forecast: Heavy downpours are expected until Tuesday[/caption]

Alamy Live News

Pedestrians caught in the torrential rain in London. More heavy rain and gales will sweep into the UK this weekend[/caption]

High tides are expected this weekend – like here at Bournemouth beach
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