BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns of potential localised flooding
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The Met Office has issued three yellow thunderstorm warnings across the UK today (August 9). Along with the risk of thunderstorms, the Met Office warns of potential flooding, which could cause damage to buildings, difficult driving conditions and disruption to transport routes.
One Met Office yellow thunderstorm warning covers swathes of central, eastern and southern England from 12pm until 9pm today.
Another yellow thunderstorm warning covers much of Northern Ireland from 12pm until 9pm today as well.
Swathes of Scotland are also included under another yellow thunderstorm warning from 12pm until 11pm tonight.
The Met Office warning for Scotland states as much as 70mm (2.75 inches) of rain could fall over several hours in a few places.
Showers in the warning areas are expected to fade out this evening.
The Met Office forecast for Monday reads: “Today, another day of sunny spells and showers, some heavy and thundery.
“The heaviest showers are expected across parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and southern England. Breezy again in many areas too.
“Tonight, daytime showers will gradually fade during the evening and overnight leaving clear spells.
“A few mist and fog patches are then possible towards dawn.”
Amid the rainfall forecast for the UK, the Environment Agency has issued several flood alerts and one flood warning for England today.
Flood warnings, which mean immediate action is required as flooding is expected, have been issued for Buxted.
Flood alerts, which mean to prepare for possible flooding, have been issued for:
- Cuckmere River
- Eastern Yar
- Gurnard Luck
- River Adur East Branch
- River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal
- River Uck
- Upper Ouse
- Upper River Medway
- Upper River Wey
- Western Rother
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In Scotland, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency has issued nine flood alerts for the following areas today:
- Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City
- Dumfries and Galloway
- Dundee and Angus
- Edinburgh and Lothians
- Scottish Borders
- West Central Scotland
You can find out more information about whether an area is at risk of flooding immediately or in the future via the Government website HERE.
While weather conditions over the last few days have been rather unsettled, respite could be on the cards for Tuesday in some areas.
Sara Thornton from Weathertrending.com told Express.co.uk: “Holidaymakers and staycationers can breathe something of a sigh of relief because from tomorrow it’s much drier and more settled.
“It has been a very tricky start this morning though, with some more heavy, thundery downpours and travel disruption, but after today, things are significantly quieter.
“There’s still no heatwave in prospect, and there’ll be further rain midweek across Scotland and Northern Ireland.
“But with a lot of dry weather and some sunshine further south, temperatures will climb back into the mid-20s.”
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