UK on flood alert as weather forecasters warn of 7 days of rain

by ClickGreen staff. Published Tue 11 Oct 2011 09:32, Last updated: 2011-10-11
Rising river levels trigger UK flood alert
Rising river levels trigger UK flood alert

Just days after the UK basked in record high temperatures, a band of sustained and torrential rain has triggered a number of flood alerts around the country.

And the forecast shows more freak weather is on the way.

The Environment Agency has this morning issued three flood alerts in the North West of England, including one around the Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster, a second focussed on the Middle River Mersey catchment including Micker, Cringle, Sinderland and Poynton Brooks and their tributaries. The alert warns other locations which may be affected are Stretford, Gately, Cheadle Hulme and Cheadle

A third flood alert affects the Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water

A more severe flood warning has been issued in Keswick, Cumbria.

In the North East, another flood alert has been issued for the River Aire and its tributaries from Gargrave to Stockbridge.

The Environment Agency warns that further rainfall is expected throughout today and Wednesday and river levels will remain high over the next few days.

According to weather experts at Positive Weather Solutions, the rain is likely to remain over the next seven days with parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and North West England to receive a sustained drenching.




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