More floods forecast

Parts of the UK have been warned to brace for fresh outbreaks of flooding. Meanwhile, families forced to flee their homes after a month's rain fell in 24 hours across the north of England are now beginning clean-up operations.

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Paul Weller concert cancelled due to 'adverse weather'

Paul Weller performing on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in west London Credit: Yui Mok/PA Archive

Paul Weller's gig at Jodrell Bank in Cheshire was cancelled today for health and safety reasons.

A statement on the Live From Jodrell Bank website reads:

"Regrettably due to the recent adverse weather conditions Paul Weller at Live Form Jodrell Bank has been cancelled. After conducting a site survey with an independent health and safety adviser and senior event management personnel the site has been deemed unfit to accommodate today's crowds."

Some sunny spells expected after flooding chaos

An improvement in conditions in some parts of England and Wales will come as a welcome relief to many. In the past few days, firefighters were forced to rescue people from cars trapped by flash flooding in the Yorkshire Dales.

A pensioner was hospitalised with injuries after a collision in heavy rain in the Scottish Borders; people were rescued by boat from their flooded homes in Wigan; roads were closed because of a high risk of a landslip in Argyll and Bute; and widespread travel chaos saw rail services cancelled.

In the northern counties and Scotland, some 11,000 homes and businesses were protected by flood defences. However, music fans flocking to Radio 1's Hackney Weekend, where chart star Rihanna is headlining this evening, were told they could expect some sunny spells.


Flood warnings easing off

Threats of fresh floods are easing.

The EnvironmentAgency says the South West is at low risk of flooding. As yet the heavy rain isholding off.

But northern counties and Scotland, where 11,000 homes and businesses are being protected by flood defences should not face any more significant floods.

An agency spokesman said: "There is a low risk of some localised flooding on Sunday across parts of south-west England due to heavy rain, so we urge people to remain vigilant.

"Further showers are expected across northern England, however further significant flooding is not expected here."

The Environment Agency is tweeting weather updates:

Environment Agency warns of flooding in south west England on Sunday

There is a low risk of some localised flooding early tomorrow (Sunday) across parts of south west England due to heavy rain overnight, the Environment Agency has said.

The warning follows flooding across parts of northern England, after more than 100mm of rain – equivalent to one month’s rainfall – fell in just a few hours. Many rivers reached record levels last night, including the River Calder at Hebden Bridge.

Floodwaters surround local shops today in the centre of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Credit: John Giles/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Further outbreaks of rain over northern England are expected later today and tonight, however further significant impacts are not currently expected.

Tonight’s forecast rain in the south west may lead to the issuing of some flood alerts and the possibility of flood warnings. There is also a possible threat to some vulnerable riverside properties in the region.

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