UK weather: Met Office warns heavy rain could flood homes

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UK weather: Met Office warns heavy rain could flood homes
UK weather: Met Office warns heavy rain could flood homes

A threat-to-life warning has been issued as parts of Britain brace for two more days of heavy rain, ahead of some snowfall and the leftovers of a hurricane later this week.

Some regions are expected to receive the equivalent of two weeks worth of rain in less than an hour.

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As at 7.30am there were 78 flood warnings and 191 flood alerts across the nation.

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall said: “We could see some local quite torrential downpours and a risk of surface water flooding.”

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He warned that slow moving clouds on Tuesday meant “we could see as much as 40 to 50mm maybe in a couple of hours in some spots”.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for Wales, southern England, East Anglia and the Midlands between 6am and 8pm on Tuesday.

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It warns of heavy showers and disruption caused by flooding.

A yellow warning of heavy rain is also in place for southwest Scotland until 10am.

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