Unsettled weather continues
Author: Press Office
12:45 (UTC) on Sat 22 Feb 2020
The forecast remains unsettled as rain, wind and snow for some will bring impacts to parts of the UK.
A range of severe weather warnings for wind, rain, and snow & ice are in place until the end of Monday. For Saturday, there is: a Yellow warning for snow and ice for parts of Scotland; a Yellow wind warning for the majority of northern Britain and Northern Ireland; and a Yellow rain warning for parts of south Wales. The snow & ice warning and the rain warning extend into Sunday, while on Monday there are further Yellow warnings for: snow in Scotland; wind in Northern Ireland and parts of Scotland; and rain for northern England.
Dan Suri is a chief forecaster at the Met Office. He said: “A relatively deep area of low-pressure system on Monday provides a continuation of the extremely unsettled period the UK has endured. Despite reports to the contrary, this system hasn’t been named, and there is no plan to do so currently, despite some speculation on social media.”
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 Wales, SEPA, NI 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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