Britain hit by trio of storms as three Atlantic washouts convey days of deluges
Britain faces a “floody Valentine’s” as three Atlantic washouts convey days of deluges. The first soaking was hitting in a single day (February 10) and as we speak (February 11) with the second tomorrow (February 12) and the third on Wednesday – Valentine’s Day. Over 300 flood alerts have been issued, with two inches’ rain due – as proven on a climate map.
The North and West shall be wettest, however many different elements will see an inch. The Thames Barrier is ready to be closed to guard the capital from floods. Grey skies will add to the gloom.
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Bookmakers Ladbrokes lower odds on February being the wettest on report to 2/1. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes mentioned: “The odds say it’s a floody Valentine’s this year.”
BBC Weather mentioned: “Flood alerts are in place and extra rain plus snow soften won’t assist the scenario.” A Met Office forecaster said: “It will often be cloudy, with showers or longer spells of rain.”
The Environment Agency said: “Inland flooding is possible in the East and North on Sunday, and the West Midlands until Monday. Coastal flooding is possible for the North East on Sunday, and the North West on Sunday and Monday.
“Land, roads and some properties may flood and there may be travel disruption.”
Thames Barrier flood chiefs mentioned: “We’re making plans to operate the barrier this weekend. A lot of rain has fallen and the Thames is responding, combined with high spring tides.”
And when the rain has gone, snow will return, based on different specialists. Exacta Weather forecaster James Madden shared an replace as we speak (Friday, February 9) warning of “cold and snow” coming in on winds that can “veer in from the east”.
This ought to begin to affect our climate on the finish of subsequent week, bringing “widespread snow”.
Madden mentioned: “From later subsequent week and for in and round subsequent weekend (Feb 17/18) will see the colder situations returning as chilly easterly winds veer in throughout our shores.
“Initially, the overall setup will bring a cold and predominantly dry theme for many to begin with, but as we progress into the week starting February 19, we will begin to see the risk of widespread snow and frequent wintry showers.
“These will then be seen growing considerably and filtering in throughout giant elements of the nation on the tail of those very chilly winds from the east.”
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