Flood warnings issued as heavy rain forecast

Some parts of the UK are at risk of flooding due to heavy rain. The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for southwest England and South Wales, while the Environment Agency has flood issued warnings and alerts.

32 flood warnings and 148 alerts in England and Wales

The Environment Agency currently has 32 flood warnings in place and 148 flood alerts, most of which are in the South East and South West.

The Environment Agency's live flood warning map.
The Environment Agency's live flood warning map. Credit: Environment Agency

Flood warnings are issued when flooding is expected and immediate action is required, while alerts are put in place when flooding is possible and to urge people to be prepared.

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Met Office warns of flood risk as heavy rain expected

Some parts of the UK are at risk of flooding due to heavy rain, the Met Office has warned.

The Met Office has issued a yellow severe weather warning, meaning "be aware", for southwest England and South Wales

The Met Office's rainfall radar.
The Met Office's rainfall radar. Credit: Met Office

Given continued saturated ground conditions, forecasters said the public should be aware of the likelihood of localised flooding.

The Met Office's warning runs until 7pm tonight.