Britain set for report breaking wettest winter ever as extra deluges to hit UK
Floody February is twice as moist as regular – with Britain on target for one of many wettest winters on report.
With seven days of rain forward from tomorrow, 57mm of rain – up on the 28mm common – has already soaked England and Wales this month, Met Office figures present. A Met Office forecaster stated: “It’s been a wet start to February for many of us – and more spells of heavy rain will arrive.”
UK-wide, round 350mm of rain – properly over a foot – has fallen to date this winter, since December 1. With extra deluges to return, a complete of 400mm by the tip of February would put this winter within the prime 8% wettest since data started 188 years in the past in 1836, Met Office statistics present.
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Britain faces a battering from Pancake Day tomorrow as our climate goes flipping mad with seven days of rain on the best way.
BBC Weather forecast all of the components for extra floods, with rain day by day till Monday in London, Birmingham and Sheffield. After a sunny respite at the moment, soakings will hit youngsters’ pancake races tomorrow and wreck the remainder of half-term.
The Environment Agency, which issued 267 flood alerts, stated: “River flooding impacts are expected until Wednesday, with surface water flooding possible for many parts from Wednesday to Friday due to further rainfall. There will be travel disruption.”
Snow flurries additionally threaten once more subsequent week, with BBC Weather’s newest outlook stating: “Next week sees conditions remain unsettled, with chillier interludes and the chance of snow in the North over high ground.”
New climate maps from the specialists at WX Charts present that from Wednesday (February 14), the coolness will grip northern Scotland, notably the central belt and the Highlands, the place temperatures might drop to between -4C and -2C.
Meanwhile, the Met Office has warned of “uncertain weather” within the UK for the foreseeable future. A yellow warning for snow and ice, stretching from the Orkney Isles right down to Stirling, comes into impact this night and stays till 6pm on Saturday – a full six days later.
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