Now Met Office issues weather warnings for 48 hours of heavy RAIN - 'Homes will be flooded'
The freezing weather that has surged through the UK this past week is due to pass, with temperatures surging to highs of 15C in places
The Met Office has issued a weather warning for 48 hours of heavy rain this week, with home expected to be flooded as a result of the downpour.
The freezing weather that has surged through the UK this past week is due to pass, with temperatures surging to highs of 15C in places.
But heavy rain could lead to flooding and travel disruption in parts of England and Wales.
The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for rain across southern parts of England and south Wales from 6pm on Sunday to 6am on Tuesday.
It said heavy rain could flood some roads, homes and businesses, potentially causing travel disruption.
“It’s also worth bearing in mind that, preceding this obviously it was so cold, so the grounds were a bit frozen, drains may have been frozen in places,” Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said.
“As a result their ability to cope with the rainfall may have been reduced, so that’s why we could see some greater impacts which is why the warning was issued.”
The Met Office website said people should expect spray and flooding on roads which will make journey times longer, interruption to power supplies and other services.
Bus and train services will be affected with journey times taking longer and homes and a number of businesses will flood.
The Government issued 14 flood warnings across the UK and 42 alerts where flooding is possible.
On Christmas weekend southern parts will have temperatures near normal, northern parts to be a little bit colder and there will also be some changeable weather coming through so with that you could quiet easily get some wintry weather as we go towards Christmas, mainly towards the north.”
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