STORM Callum has begun battering the UK with 76mph gales and heavy downpours - sparking travel chaos and leaving homes without power. Dozens of flights have been cancelled and a number of schools are expected to close as Callum - the third named storm of the season - barrels up the UK coast. Met Office upgrades Storm Callum warning as 80mph winds and three months of rain to batter Britain Forecasters issued an amber "danger to life" warning as the weather front is expected to bring in 70mph winds from the Atlantic. The Met Office says Wales will bear the brunt of the storm with heavy rain causing fast-flowing and deep floodwaters, which are likely to make conditions difficult. Yellow warnings are in place for North East England, North West England, South West Scotland, Lothian Borders, South West England and Yorkshire & Humber. Meteorologists say a "zone" of heavy, slow-moving rain will affect South Wales and the south west of England. Weather map shows how Storm … [Read more...] about Storm Callum wreaks havoc with 77mph gales causing travel chaos, power blackouts and leaving trail of destruction across UK
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News / UK and world by Press Association October 11, 2018, 5:39 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Storm Callum is expected to bring torrential rain and winds of up to 70 mph to parts of the UK on Friday. Heavy rainfall could present a risk to life, the Met Office said, as it issued a 36-hour amber warning for Wales. The forecaster said there is a “good chance” some communities could be cut off due to flooded roads as up to 160 mm falls during the warning period. Natural Resources Wales had issued five flood alerts for the south coast of the country by Thursday evening. Power cuts, travel disruption and difficult driving conditions are also predicted, with yellow weather warnings for wind covering Northern Ireland and western parts of Wales, England and Scotland throughout Friday. While Northern Ireland will enjoy some respite from the stormy conditions on Friday afternoon, winds are expected to pick up in … [Read more...] about Flood warnings amid heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Callum set to sweep in
THE Met Office sends out weather warnings for the UK when the country faces potentially hazardous and dangerous conditions. But what do these warnings mean and how can you stay safe in extreme weather conditions? Here is all the important information... What does a severe weather warning mean? The Met Office warns the public about severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to endanger lives or cause widespread disruption through the National Severe Weather Warning Service. Warnings are issued for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice and are colour coded depending on both the likelihood of them happening and the impact of conditions. In general, a severe weather warning means there is danger to life, prolonged disruption and strain on emergency services, transport routes and travel severely impacted and extensive damage to buildings and property. While an amber weather warning means people should be prepared for the conditions. What do the different colours mean for … [Read more...] about What do UK weather warnings mean and when does the Met Office issue yellow, amber and red alerts?
FLOODS could make life very difficult in some areas after a spell of rainy and windy weather. The Government has issued warnings for all the areas flooding is expected and immediate action is required by residents to protect their property and keep safe. Here's what you need to know. Where are the floods going to happen? There are three flood warnings in place at the following locations which require immediate action: And there are flood alerts – which mean residents should be aware flooding is possible – for a further 22 places, including: What's the latest UK weather forecast? Predominantly cloudy across Britain today, with the best of any brighter spells in the north-east and south-west. Rain over central and southern portions of England will later move into Wales and northern England. Drier elsewhere, but with the risk for some showers. Light winds generally, but moderate in the far north. Rather cloudy and wet across England and Wales overnight, with the … [Read more...] about UK flood warnings and alerts today – Northampton, Peterborough, Oxford and Wales at risk of flooding after rainy weather
A HAY FEVER explosion will hit Britain tomorrow due to the delayed start to spring. Temperatures will soar to 64F (18C) in the hottest day of the year. But after weeks of snow, wind and rain, the balmy weather means trees will burst into a flowering frenzy, producing a surge in pollen. Millions of hay fever sufferers could suffer streaming eyes and runny noses. Birch, alder, horse chestnut and hazel usually start blooming gradually from early March but the Beast from the East and Storm Emma put them on hold. Allergy expert Max Wiseberg warned: “When the tree pollen season is delayed, more trees are likely to release their pollen at the same time, creating a time bomb waiting to explode. “Peaks of tree pollen could be higher than normal. The recent cold wintry weather provided the optimum conditions for this to happen.” Brits starved of sunshine were today lapping up the blue skies and warm rays beaming down on the country - but in typical fashion this glorious picture … [Read more...] about UK weather: Hay fever explosion will hit Britain tomorrow due to delayed start to spring