Britain braces itself for floods
24th October 2011
Britain's unseasonably sunny and warm weather is about to come to a wet and abrupt end after the Met Office issued a series of severe weather warnings.
And the Environment Agency
has responded with a number of flood warnings
for Monday, after forecasters warned some regions could experience the usual average rainfall
for the whole of October in just six hours.
Weather experts are warning that flooding and travel disruption could follow as a band of heavy rain spreads from the south-west England and Wales.
The Environment Agency has tonight issued four flood warnings for the South West and one warning for the North East.
The South West alerts affect the Upper River Tamar area including Bude, Helebridge, Bridgerule, Canworthy Water and Yeolmbridge; St Austell & Par Rivers including Pentewan, St Blazey, Luxulyan & Lanivet; West Cornwall Rivers including Lands End, Helston, Crowlas, St Ives, Hayle, Camborne & Perranporth and the South Devon Coast at Beesands, Torcross, Slapton, Torbay and Dawlish.
In the North East, the Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for the North Sea coast from Bridlington to Barmston.
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