Ben HaywardAugust 6th
2019

In yet more concerning weather news, forecasters have issued a ‘danger to life’ warning for this weekend. 

Yep, it’s looking like the dramatic weather is set to continue as the UK seems set to be battered by thunderstorms, heavy rain, winds and flooding this weekend.

The Met Office has issued a ‘severe’ Yellow weather warning for heavy rain and thunderstorms for the majority of England and Wales on Friday (August 9th).

On top of that, forecasters have warned that the heavy downpours could trigger ‘danger to life’ flooding and are likely to cause travel disruption across the country.

But it doesn’t end there - Saturday sees a ‘severe’ warning for strong winds in place across southern England, the Midlands and Wales, with ‘unseasonably (and unreasonably) strong winds’ expected to gust up to 50mph inland, affecting areas all the way from Plymouth to Manchester.

The aforementioned unreasonably strong winds are also expected to cause travel chaos, as it’s likely that falling debris from trees and buildings will cause delays on roads and railways.

People in the worst affected areas have also been warned to expect power cuts as well as disruption to local services due to the stormy weather.

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Met Office meteorologist, Mark Wilson, has advised anyone who has outdoor plans over the weekend to be prepared for incredibly windy weather on Saturday.

Friday’s rain warnings will be concerning to the residents of Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire, after last weeks’ torrential downpours left the town in danger of inundation from the potential collapse of a nearby dam.

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The Met office is predicting between one and two inches of rain through Friday and Saturday, however forecasters have stressed that an accurate estimate is difficult due to the unpredictable nature of the showers.

Take care everyone!

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