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Met Office issues rain warnings for England and Wales

The Met Office has issued series of National Severe Weather Warnings for Monday and Tuesday for heavy rain in: southwestern England; northern England; and Wales.

The warnings issued are:

  • An Amber rain warning for Devon and Torbay from 05:00am on Monday until 23:55pm on Monday
  • A Yellow rain warning for Wales and southwestern England from 03:00am on Monday until 23:55pm on Monday
  • A Yellow rain warning for parts of northern England from 12 noon on Monday until 06:00am on Tuesday

Andy Page is a Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office. He said: “Following periods of heavy rain, a further broad area of heavy, persistent rain will extend across southwestern England and Wales on Monday. Devon, which has already experienced heavy rainfall, is most likely to have the greatest impacts. Although the more persistent rain should clear from Devon by early afternoon, heavy and possibly thundery showers are likely to follow.”

“Around 20-30 mm of rain is expected fall in a three to six-hour period in places, with as much as 40-60 mm possible locally through the whole of Monday. The ground has been left very wet from Saturday night's rain and this increases the risk of further flooding.”

Andy added: “The band of rain affecting parts of southern England and Wales on Monday will extend to northern England later on Monday and into Tuesday morning.”

Previous Met Office National Severe Weather Warnings connected with Storm Angus expired at 1pm on Sunday, as the low-pressure system moved eastwards into the North Sea.

For information about the Met Office National Severe Weather Warnings

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