Two months of rain fall in one day on ground that was already saturated by melting snow (Photo: PA/Metropolitan)
Melting snow and torrential rain could cause dangerous flooding in large parts of England and Wales this week.
The Met Office has issued a yellow precipitation warning because rain is expected in two months time on land already saturated with snow.
The severe weather warning applies to Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Wakefield and is in force from 6am tomorrow morning until midnight Wednesday.
A further yellow warning will be issued for the rest of England and Wales on Wednesday and Thursday.
said Neil Armstrong, chief meteorologist at the Met Office: On the night of Monday to Friday, torrential rain will move across central Britain for the next 36 to 48 hours.
Precipitation will be greatest on the western hills, particularly in parts of the southern Pennines and northern Peak District, where up to 120mm of rain could fall during the alert period, while Amber could see 40-70mm.
Heavy rain will hit all of England and Wales between now and Wednesday, with yellow warnings for active rainfall.
By Thursday, 100 to 150mm of rain could fall at higher elevations in Wales and northern England.
Melting snow and heavy rain could cause dangerous flooding in large parts of England and Wales this week (Photo: PA)
A yellow weather warning has been issued for the north, and a yellow warning is in effect for the rest of the country (Met Office photo).
Emergency weather warnings are in place for Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Wakefield (Photo: PA).
In addition to precipitation, the rapid melting of snow also contributes to these accumulations, which range from 5 to 10 mm in the most affected areas.
This amount of precipitation, combined with melting snow, poses a real threat of flooding. The latest forecasts from the Met Office are constantly updated, as are Environment Agency and Natural Resources Agency flood warnings for Wales.
It is feared that entire communities will be cut off from the world and that infrastructure will be destroyed by the fast flowing water.
Residents of the affected areas are warned to take immediate measures to protect themselves from flooding, such as B. Pack your bags and take your valuables with you.
After all, the emergency services are already under extreme pressure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Although most of last week’s snow has melted, snow is still expected after fall.
According to the Met Office, milder temperatures make snow less likely at the start of the week, but colder air returns to the UK later in the week.
It is possible that more snow will fall in the north starting Thursday.
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