UK on flood alert

Britain remains on flood alert this afternoon as high winds and heavy rainfall sweep in from the South West.

Flooding fear over heavy rain this weekend

Heavy showers are set to continue this weekend, bringing the risk of more flooding problems for parts of the UK.

The Environment Agency issued six flood warnings tonight, its second highest alert, which means flooding is expected, with up to 20mm of rain forecast to fall in some areas.

A dog walker finds a path alongside the floodwater from Pocklington Canal, Sutton. Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire


More than 120 flood alerts across the UK

More than 120 areas across the UK are on flood alert this morning with heavy rain set to fall over the weekend.

The Environment Agency has issued 124 flood alerts and 15 flood warnings - with the South West the worst affected.

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The Environment Agency has issued 124 flood alerts. Credit: The Environment Agency


MeteoGroup: 'Wet weather largely confined to South and West'

Through the weekend the UK is looking at a relatively mild picture compared to recent days, with temperatures in the double figures.

The wet weather looks like being largely confined to the South and West, where we'll see a mixture of sunshine and showers.

Unfortunately there is no significant dry weather down in the South West, but the precipitation will become more showery rather than the persistent rain they had through the night.

– Rachel Vince, a meteorologist with MeteoGroup

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Flood alerts rise to 62 across England and Wales

The Environment Agency currently has 12 flood warnings and 62 flood alerts in place across England and Wales.

The Southeast, Southwest and Wales remain the areas worst affected.

  • Anglia - 2 flood alerts
  • Midlands - 0 flood warnings or alerts
  • Northeast - 3 flood alerts
  • Northwest - 5 flood alerts
  • Southeast - 3 flood warnings; 16 flood alerts
  • Southwest - 8 flood warnings; 29 alerts
  • Wales - 1 flood warning; 7 alerts

There are no severe flood warnings issued at this time.

Devon and Cornwall councils warn of flooding


Reports this morning of tidal related flooding in Exmouth, Totnes, Kingsbridge. Closure on Vaughan Rd, Exeter due to localised flooding.


Reports of standing surface water and fallen trees on multiple roads. Our crews are dealing with incidents- but please drive carefully

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