Met office weather warnings: Britain faces WASHOUT as flood warnings issued over torrential downpours

The Met Office has imposed a yellow weather warning across most of Wales and the north west of England as heavy downpours move in

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Thousands of Brits are bracing for heavy floods set to hit from tomorrows with dozens of warnings put in place across the country.

The Met Office has imposed a yellow weather warning across most of Wales and the north west of England as heavy downpours move in.

The national weather service said: “Persistent heavy rain will affect parts of north west England on Tuesday.

“Outbreaks of rain will spread across England and Wales during Tuesday.

Torrential downpours of rain will hit the UK
Torrential downpours of rain will hit the UK

“This will be heaviest and most persistent across parts of northwest England, particularly over higher ground.

“Rainfall totals of 60-80mm could accumulate over parts of Cumbria.”

The warning will be in place until 8pm Tuesday night.

There are 29 ‘act now’ warnings that have been applied today, meaning people in the affected areas should brace for floods.

The warnings cover most of Wales and the north west of England
The warnings cover most of Wales and the north west of England

Travel disruption is to be expected as land, roads and some properties may flood.

Eighty less urgent flood alerts have been applied in other parts of the country.

It comes as the Met Office warned about the prospect of snow this month, saying it will be restricted to high ground in the north of the UK.

It said: “A westerly regime is most likely for the UK in the first part of January, which means wet and windy conditions for many.

"Rain or showers will often be heaviest and most frequent in the west and northwest but areas further south and east are by no means immune.

"Temperatures are expected to be near or above average overall, with any sleet or snow most likely restricted to high ground in the north."