There could be more misery in store for people living in areas affected by the weekend’s heavy rainfall, as Sunday’s unsettled weather looks set to continue.
The Environment Agency, NRW and SEPA are concerned additional rainfall on already saturated ground could lead to more flooding and the public are advised to keep up to date with the latest flood warnings from the Met Office.
Sunday’s heavy rainfall heralds the start of an unsettled week as a series of low pressure systems are expected to move across the country. The first will arrive late Monday before another brings stronger winds and rain on Tuesday. There will be further bad weather as yet another system brings rain on Wednesday.
Neil Davies, Environment Agency flood risk duty manager, warned of the risk of flooding to already saturated ground: “Further heavy, persistent rain is expected into Monday and river levels remain extremely high and are continuing to rise in places.”
National Severe Weather Warnings have been issued for wind and rain this week, with gusts of up to 75mph expected to batter northern Scotland, up to 60mm of rain expected over parts of northern England on Tuesday and further heavy rain on Wednesday.
Temperatures are set to plummet toward the end of this week as winds turn northerly, bringing a mixture of sunshine and blustery showers. The showers could fall as snow over higher parts of Scotland and northern England
Further heavy, persistent rain is expected into Monday and river levels remain extremely high and are continuing to rise in placesEnvironment Agency