UK Weather Forecast – Urgent Severe Flood Warning as TWO DAYS of heavy rain flood UK after Storm Franklin

Storm Franklin has URGENT Severe Flood Warnings in effect.

Heavy and stormy downpours will wash over Britain for at least the next two days, and thousands of people must be on the alert to evacuate their homes.


Old Boathu is badly flooded when the River Severn overflows its banks at Ironbridge.Credit: Craig Thomas/News Images
A Coach Drives Down A Flooded Causeway, Sutton Gault, Cambridgeshire.


A coach drives down a flooded Causeway, Sutton Gault, Cambridgeshire.Credit: Terry Harris
Southend Waterfront Flooded After Storm Franklin Hit The Uk


Southend waterfront flooded after Storm Franklin hit the UKCredit: MI News & Sport Ltd.

There are two severe flood warnings in effect in England, 116 warnings and 118 warnings as it rains.

A further six warnings and 14 warnings concern Wales, while Scotland has two warnings and one warning.

The River Severn will bear the brunt of the lashes, where rising water levels pose a “serious danger to life” and residents are urged to “act immediately.”

Everyone living in the vicinity has been ordered to remove property and valuables from the ground or to a safe place, as well as turn off gas, electricity and water.

And the Meteorological Center “strongly recommends” residents to evacuate due to risk protection.

The warnings sparked major incidents in Worcestershire and Shropshire, with some told to only stay at home if they had enough food, water and medical supplies to last at least a week.

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This follows the impact of Storm Franklin when winds of 87 mph were recorded at the Needles on the Isle of Wight on Sunday evening and wind gusts of 79 mph were recorded at Capel Curig in Wales on Monday morning.

While the worst storm – the third to hit the country in a week – is over, there is still plenty of “unstable” weather ahead.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “Storm Franklin may have cleared and the weather looks calmer for most of this week, but far from calm.

“It will still be quite busy at times.

“The approach of the next weather system will bring rain to most of us in the first half of Tuesday.

“The first thing on Tuesday will be heavy rain in western Scotland and Northern Ireland, followed by a wet morning rush hour in northwestern England and north and west Wales.

“There will be rain at low altitudes, but there will be some snow over the hills.

“Then the next weather system will bring rain to the northwest, increasing winds.

“Dry weather across much of England but still windy as rain picked up again on Wednesday.”


Downpours and strong gusts of wind will create “difficult conditions for many.”

Britons were urged yesterday not to travel and further disruptions are expected today.

Flights to Manchester Airport were diverted to London Heathrow, Stansted, Birmingham, East Midlands, Newcastle and Dublin as strong winds made it too dangerous to land in the northwest.

Wind gusts have also paralyzed the train network, and services have been reduced since Storm Dudley and Storm Eunice last week.

All three hurricanes left 1.4 million households without power, some for as much as 72 hours.

As of Monday, 30,000 people were left without power, although last night UK Power Networks said electricity had been restored to 98% of homes.

More downpours are expected tonight, wintry over the highlands, and clearer weather will bring rural frost further south.

Then tomorrow “frequent and rainy” downpours will lash northward, which will turn into snow by evening.

More rain is forecast for both Thursday and the weekend, with “windy winter showers” to the north and west.

The latest weather disaster came after the ferocious Storm Eunice killed four people and plunged millions of homes into darkness on Friday, and Storm Dudley destroyed homes and cars last week.

The treacherous conditions have led to travel chaos, flight cancellations, power outages and a flood of calls to the police.

Rail networks were clogged with flying debris and extensive damage was caused to buildings and homes, with the roof of the O2 blown off.

A Tree Falls On A 17Th Century Thatched Cottage In Ashby De La Zouch, Leicestershire.


A tree falls on a 17th century thatched cottage in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire.1 credit
Houses Begin To Flood As The River Severn Overflows Its Banks At Ironbridge.


Houses begin to flood as the River Severn overflows its banks at Ironbridge.Credit: Craig Thomas/News Images
In Northampton, Strong Winds Knocked Down A Large Tree And Crushed Four Cars.


In Northampton, strong winds knocked down a large tree and crushed four cars.1 credit
The Environmental Protection Agency Has Issued A Severe Flood Warning In Bewdley, Worcestershire.


The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a severe flood warning in Bewdley, Worcestershire.1 credit
Huge Waves Crash On Brighton Pier, East Sussex.


Huge waves crash on Brighton Pier, East Sussex.1 credit

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