In some areas of the country, almost half a month of rain fell within an hour yesterday.
The Met Office said 36mm (1.4in) fell in the Nottinghamshire village of Sutton Bonington yesterday – the average for all of June is 77mm (3in).
As weather conditions continue to be unfavorable for many people across the country, what are the current warnings?
Where are there flood warnings?
Following the rains on parched ground, the Environment Agency has issued multiple flood warnings and warnings as the risk of flooding increases in parts of the country.
The government agency has said it expects the following floods:
However, the authority also advises caution given the risk of local flooding for residents in:
- Greater Manchester
- North Yorkshire
- West Yorkshire.
Where are there heavy rain warnings?
Much of eastern Scotland is on a yellow rain warning until midday, covering towns and cities Aberdeen, Dundee And perth.
The Weather Bureau said: “On Monday there will continue to be heavy rain northwards across Scotland over a large area, dissipating from the south later in the morning.”
“Heavy rain is likely to be the main hazard, with 15-25mm across the board in three to six hours and a possible 40-60mm in some spots, although much of that has fallen overnight.” This can cause flooding and disruption .”
Where are thunderstorm warnings?
While not currently an active alert, according to the Met Office live tracker, yesterday (18 June) the forecast for today warned of heavy rain showers moving north and a risk of thunderstorms in south, central and and West England bring with them.
These thunderstorms will move north during the day and then into northern England and later Scotland overnight. More severe inland thunderstorms will develop in western Ireland and western Scotland.
The Met Office’s official forecast for the day is: “Rain will be blowing at times across Scotland but gradually easing northwards to leave sunshine and scattered showers in the north and west of the UK.” Some thunderstorms developing. Farther south and east mostly dry with very warm sunshine.’
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