Blog24 November 2016

Environment Agency issue further flood warnings following heavy UK weather

More than 100 flood alerts have been issued across the country in recent days after torrential rain struck a number of regions. This has led to rivers rising in both Dorset and York, while the River Ogmore in Wales has also been reported to have caused widespread devastation.

Weather experts have predicted that heavy downpours are set to carry on throughout the latter part of the week, as Storm Angus continues to batter Britain.

Greg Dewhurst, of the Met Office, said: “We have seen the area of low pressure that brought heavy rain to the south and west, moving into southern Scotland and the North East.

“The wet and windy weather within that low pressure area will slowly move into the North Sea. Behind this, most places will still see showers – some heavy.”

An Environment Agency spokesman has also moved to encourage people to avoid driving through flood water or walking near swollen rivers, particularly as strong gusts of wind are expected to further worsen conditions.

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