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Unsettled weather continues

The forecast remains unsettled into next week, with spells of rain and strong winds expected to bring impacts to parts of the UK.

Severe weather warnings are in place until Monday, including: a Yellow wind warning for the majority of northern Britain and Northern Ireland; a Yellow snow and ice warning for the Highlands of Scotland; and further Yellow rain warnings for parts of northern England. On Sunday, there is a further Yellow rain warning for South Wales. While on Monday, an anticipated low-pressure system passing to the north of Scotland has triggered further Yellow warnings for wind for parts of northern and western Scotland and Northern Ireland and Yellow rainfall warnings for northern England.

Neil Armstrong is a chief forecaster at the Met Office. He said:

“Another deep low-pressure system early next week provides a continuation of the extremely unsettled period the UK has endured. With further rain in the forecast over the coming days, additional rainfall could create further challenges as river catchments are more likely to respond to extra rainfall more quickly. Flooding, especially in areas already heavily affected, remains a possibility.”

With the ground across the UK already saturated there is a chance of further flooding in some areas; the public should check flood risk and stay up to date with flood warnings from Natural Resources WalesSEPANI Direct and the Environment Agency.

Scott Squires, Duty Tactical Manager for Natural Resources Wales said:

“As the flood waters recede and communities start to get back on their feet, we’ll continue to support local authorities and emergency service in these affected areas. Over the coming days our teams will be checking for any signs of damage to our flood defences, and removing blockages and debris which has built up in culverts and drainage grids etc.”

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Original article link: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/press-office/news/weather-and-climate/2020/unsettled-weather-210220

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