- THE Met office announced yellow warning across Britain yesterday. Several train stations in London severely affected by flooding
Roads across Britain were submerged yesterday due to flash floods caused by a burst of low pressure travelling across the UK, along with warm and humid air linked to the remnants of Hurricane Humberto which hit the Bermuda coastline last week.
A month’s rain in six hours dumped the busy capital of UK and most of the major train lines were forced to close due to flooding yesterday leaving thousands of commuters packed into the stations while causing severe delays.
John Griffiths, from the Met Office, said: ‘It’s going to stay autumnal over the coming days with further spells of wet and windy weather – although nothing as heavy as yesterday – but there will be some brief dry and bright interludes.’
“Wet and windy weather is set to continue over the next few days”
Earlier the Met Office warned of potential “danger to life” and issued a yellow weather warning for most of England, with up to 60mm (2.4in) of rain expected in places as heavy downpours move across the country.
The Environment Agency (EA) has cut the number of flood warnings it has issued from 10 to four and it may be easing according to the sign conditions of the climate.
They also warned people across the North of England, parts of North Wales, the Midlands, London and the South East that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.
Although the heavy rain is expected to clear by Wednesday, a low-pressure front is expected to remain for the rest of the week.
According to latest UK weather forecast, wet and windy weather is set to continue for the next few days though it wouldn’t be as heavy as the deluge that battered the country on Tuesday.
They also warned of possible power cuts as the remnants of Hurricane Humberto continue to lash the UK.
Met Office meteorologist Steven Keates said: “I wouldn’t be surprised if more warnings are issued before the week has finished.”