Rain and large waves disrupt travel

Published on Monday, 17 December 2012 10:48
Posted by Vicki Mitchem

Travel disruptions are expected to continue on Monday following heavy weekend rain that drenched parts of the UK as seven flood warnings were in place.

The Environment Agency (EA) had issued seven flood warnings - its second-highest alert - on Sunday. The EA also issued its lowest level flood alert for 80 areas across England and Wales.

South-west England and areas of Wales were at risk of flooding after days of downpours that resulted in flash floods on Saturday in coastal areas in both England and Scotland.

According to Sally Webb, a forecaster for MeteoGroup, the Press Association's weather division: "It will be the south west of England and western parts of Wales that will see the worst of the weather, with up to 10mm of rain in some places."

The EA gave a breakdown of the areas to be affected by large waves and high tide levels, warning of home flooding and travel disruption risks for parts of South Wales, the south coast of England and eastern parts of the Bristol Channel.

The MeteoGroup said on its website: "Impacts may include the flooding of individual properties, local disruption to travel and spray and wave overtopping in the coastal areas."

Source: ©Press Association

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