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1912209 | Flooding UK: Latest environment agency flood alerts as Cornwall and Somerset UNDER WATER

looding UK: Latest environment agency flood alerts as Cornwall and Somerset UNDER WATER

WIDESPREAD flash floods are expected today after torrential downpours lashed the UK leading to a “major incident” being declared in Cornwall. Here are the latest flood warnings and alerts in the UK.

PUBLISHED: 08:14, Fri, Dec 20, 2019 | UPDATED: 16:23, Fri, Dec 20, 2019

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Heavy rainfall has battered parts of Britain across the country causing the Environment Agency to issue more than 200 flood warnings and alerts. Britons are preparing for a weekend washout as further downpours are anticipated on Friday. Several Met Office weather warnings remain in place, but which areas are at highest risk according to the Environment Agency?

On Thursday, severe rain caused travel chaos across the south west and beyond.

The main dual carriageway through Cornwall had to be closed near Hayle where homes and shops had already been affected.

Startling footage of the A30 in Cornwall revealed several feet of brown floodwater on the roads, as well as flood water rising against shop doors and windows in Hayle.

In total, around 50 homes had to be evacuated as a result of the poor weather conditions.

The region is likely to be the worst affected by the rainy weather as a five-day weather warning remains in place across the area, ending on Sunday.

Devon and Cornwall Police yesterday declared a major incident in response to the Hayle flooding.

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Flooding UK: Floods

Flooding UK: Is your area the worst affected by the floods? (Image: ENVIRONMENT AGENCY/SWNS)

Flooding UK: Warnings map

Flooding UK: Met Office weather warnings map (Image: MET OFFICE)

As many as 47 flood warnings and 197 flood alerts are currently in place across the UK.

According to the Environment Agency, flood warnings are issued for regions where flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

Flood alerts cover areas where flooding is possible and the Environment Agency advises preparedness.

Mainly the flood warnings and alerts in effect are located across England.

Flooding UK: Environment Agency

Flooding UK: The flood alerts for England issued by the Environment Agency (Image: ENVIRONMENT AGENCY)

Flooding UK: Warning

Flooding UK: Yellow weather warning from the Met Office for the weekend (Image: MET OFFICE)

The Met Office has also issued several yellow weather warnings for rain for the coming days.

There are three warnings in effect across the UK for Friday covering the south east of Scotland, the east and southeast of England including Peterborough, Portsmouth, London, Norwich, Kent and Brighton, and the southwest of England.

The yellow weather warning in Scotland is in effect until 9am on Friday and warns of heavy rain which has caused localised flooding and some travel disruption.

The other two warnings are in effect until midday on Friday and advise the areas should expect heavy rain leading to flooding and travel disruption in places.

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Another Met Office warning is in effect over the weekend from midnight on Saturday to midday on Sunday.

The yellow weather alert warns there will be spells of heavy rain and showers which could lead to some travel disruption.

The warning is in effect across the south of the country from Cornwall to Canterbury.

The weather forecaster warnings advises a few homes and businesses could be flooded with bus and train service journey times taking longer.

Flooding UK: Flooding in Cornwall

Flooding UK: Flooding in Hayle in Cornwall on Thursday (Image: PA)

Flooding UK: Map

Flooding UK: Flood alerts map for the UK (Image: ENVIRONMENT AGENCY)

Environment Agency flood warnings are in effect for:

  • Barcombe Mills
  • Bristol Avon (upper) from Chippenham to Melksham
  • Burstow Stream at East and North Horley
  • Buxted
  • Cogenhoe Mill Caravan Site
  • Crowhurst
  • Curry Moor and Hay Moor
  • Freshfield Bridge to Sharpsbridge
  • Groundwater flooding for the South Winterbourne Valley
  • Groundwater flooding for the Sydling
  • Gurnard on the Gurnard Luck
  • Hellingly and Horsebridge
  • Landford to Wade Bridge on the River Blackwater
  • Lindfield
  • Lindfield Bridge
  • Lower Avon at The Bridges and Stubbings Meadow in Ringwood
  • Lower Avon from Ringwood to Christchurch
  • Lower Frome from Dorchester to East Stoke
  • Lower Frome from East Stoke to Wareham
  • Lower Stour from Sturminster Marshall to Christchurch
  • Middle Stour from Hammoon to Sturminster Marshall
  • River Axe (Lower) from Axminster to Axmouth
  • River Axe (Upper) from Winsham to Axminster, including Chard Junction and Weycroft
  • River Brue and Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington to Highbridge, low lying properties
  • River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St. Mary
  • River Coly from Colyton to Colyford
  • River Medway, Alder Stream, Coult Stream and River Bourne at East Peckham
  • River Medway between Forest Row and Penshurst
  • River Mole at Charlwood and Hookwood
  • River Ouse at Naburn Lock
  • River Ouse at York - riverside properties
  • River Parrett (upper) from South Perrott to Thorney
  • River Severn at Abbots Court, Deerhurst
  • River Severn at Apperley and The Leigh
  • River Severn at Chaceley and Haw Bridge
  • River Severn at Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End
  • River Severn at Severn Ham, Tewkesbury
  • Rivers Stour and Iwerne at Stourpaine
  • River Teign (Lower) from Chudleigh to Kingsteignton
  • River Teise in Lamberhurst and Goudhurst
  • River Teme at Stanford Bridge
  • River Tone from Bathpool to Ham including Ruishton and Creech St Michael, riverside properties
  • River Yarty from Yarcombe to Axminster
  • Upper Frome at Maiden Newton
  • Upper Frome from Maiden Newton to Dorchester

Environment Agency flood alerts are in effect for:

  • Aldingbourne and Barnham Rifes
  • Barlings Eau and Duckpool Catchwater
  • Bartley Water
  • Bottle Brook in Derbyshire
  • Bow and Piddle Brook
  • Chertsey Bourne
  • Christchurch Harbour
  • Combe Haven
  • Cranleigh Waters
  • Cuckmere River
  • Eastern Yar
  • East Somerset Rivers
  • Emm Brook
  • Exmoor Rivers
  • Ginge Brook
  • Groundwater flooding in the Cranborne Chase area
  • Groundwater flooding in the Salisbury Plain area
  • Groundwater flooding in the Upper Og Valley
  • Groundwater flooding in the West of Dorset
  • Gurnard Luck
  • Hoe Stream
  • Hundred Foot Washes in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk
  • Kempsey Village
  • Loughborough Urban Watercourses
  • Lower Arun
  • Lower Avon and tributaries
  • Lower Bristol Avon Area
  • Lower Dove Brooks in Staffordshire
  • Lower Exe Area
  • Lower Frome and tributaries
  • Lower Meon
  • Lower River Loddon
  • Lower River Loddon at the River Thames confluence at Twyford
  • Lower River Medway
  • Lower River Nidd
  • Lower River Soar in Leicestershire
  • Lower River Swale
  • Lower River Tamar
  • Lower River Witham
  • Lower Stour and tributaries
  • Lower Teme
  • Lower Tone and Parrett Moors
  • Loxwood Stream
  • Lymington River
  • Mansbridge and Riverside Park
  • Mid Bristol Avon Area
  • Mid Devon Rivers
  • Middle Avon and tributaries
  • Middle Avon Rugby to Bidford
  • Middle Exe Area
  • Middle Nene
  • Middle River Great Ouse in Milton Keynes, Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire
  • Middle River Medway
  • Middle River Roding
  • Middle River Tamar
  • Middle Stour and tributaries
  • Middle Tame
  • Monks Brook
  • North Dartmoor Rivers
  • North Sea coast at Bridlington
  • North Sea coast from Whitby to Filey
  • North Somerset Area
  • Ravensbourne area in the London Boroughs of Lewisham, Bromley, Greenwich and Croydon
  • River Adur East Branch
  • River Adur West Branch
  • River Amber in Derbyshire
  • River Anker and River Sence
  • River Arrow and River Alne
  • River Arrow in Herefordshire
  • River Avon in Worcestershire
  • River Axe area
  • River Beult from Pluckley and Bethersden to Hampstead Lock at Yalding
  • River Biss catchment
  • River Blackwater
  • River Blackwater and The Cove Brook
  • River Bourne from Hadlow to East Peckham
  • River Cale and tributaries
  • River Cherwell from Lower Heyford down to and including Oxford
  • River Chew Catchment
  • River Churnet and River Tean
  • River Cole and Dorcan Brook
  • River Coln and its tributaries
  • River Darent from Westerham to Dartford
  • River Dart Area
  • River Dene in South East Warwickshire
  • River Devon and Smite in Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire
  • River Dikler from Condicote to Little Rissington
  • River Dun
  • River Ebble and tributaries
  • River Erewash in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
  • River Esk catchment
  • River Evenlode from Moreton in Marsh to Cassington and also the River Glyme at Wootton and Woodstock
  • River Frome in Herefordshire
  • River Kennet and its tributaries from Berwick Bassett down to Newbury
  • River Kym in Cambridgeshire and Riseley Brook in Bedford Borough
  • River Leach from Northleach to Mill Lane near Lechlade
  • River Leadon Catchment
  • River Leam and River Itchen
  • River Leen and Day Brook in Nottinghamshire
  • River Lugg North of Leominster
  • River Lugg south of Leominster
  • River Lynher
  • River Maun in Nottinghamshire
  • River Mole and its tributaries from Kinnersley Manor to South Hersham
  • River Nadder and tributaries
  • River Ock from Watchfield to Abingdon, and also the Letcombe Brook at Wantage, Grove and East Hanney
  • River Pang from East Ilsley to Pangbourne and Sulham Brook
  • River Piddle and tributaries
  • River Pinn and Woodridings Stream
  • River Plym and Tory Brook
  • River Ray and its tributaries from Shipton Lee to and including Islip
  • River Rother and its tributaries from Turks Bridge to the Royal Military Canal
  • Rivers Clyst and Culm and their tributaries
  • Rivers Eden and Eden Brook
  • River Sence in Leicestershire
  • River Severn in Gloucestershire
  • River Severn in Shropshire
  • River Severn in Worcestershire
  • Rivers in the Forest of Dean
  • Rivers on the Isle of Sheppey
  • Rivers Otter and Sid, and Exmouth Area
  • River Sow and River Penk
  • Rivers Tavy and Walkham
  • Rivers Tillingham and Brede
  • River Stour in South Warwickshire
  • River Stour in Worcestershire
  • River Teign area
  • River Teise area from Lamberhurst to Goudhurst
  • River Thame and Chalgrove Brook
  • River Thames and its small tributaries from Calcutt to Lechlade
  • River Thames and its tributaries from Days Lock to above Pangbourne
  • River Thames and tributaries from Buscot Wick down to Kings Lock
  • River Thames and tributaries in the Oxford area
  • River Thames for Henley, Remenham, Medmenham and its tributaries
  • River Thames for Shiplake, Lower Shiplake and Wargrave
  • River Thames for the Abingdon area
  • River Thames from Hurley to Cookham
  • River Thames from Mapledurham to Sonning
  • River Thames from Pangbourne to Purley
  • River Thames from Shepperton to Molesey
  • River Tone Catchment
  • River Tove in Northamptonshire
  • River Trent in Derbyshire
  • River Trent Tributaries in Nottinghamshire
  • River Uck
  • River Windrush from Bourton to Newbridge
  • River Wreake in Leicestershire
  • River Wye in Gloucestershire
  • River Wye in Herefordshire
  • River Yeo and River Parrett, Lower Reaches
  • River Yeo and River Parrett Moors around Muchelney and Thorney
  • Rothley Brook in Leicestershire
  • Severn Vyrnwy confluence
  • Sor Brook and The Bloxham Brook and their tributaries
  • South Devon Rivers
  • South East Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches
  • South Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches
  • Sutton Gault Causeway in Cambridgeshire
  • Tern and Perry Catchments
  • The River Bure, Spixworth Beck and surrounding Becks
  • The River Dee Catchment in England from Whitchurch to Chester
  • The tidal Rivers Bure, Ant and Thurne
  • Tidal River Ouse from Naburn Lock to Selby
  • Tillingbourne
  • Tributaries on the Upper River Thames above Cricklade
  • Upper Arun
  • Upper Avon and tributaries
  • Upper Avon River Swift and Clay Coton Brook
  • Upper Bristol Avon Area
  • Upper Dove
  • Upper Frome and tributaries
  • Upper Meon
  • Upper Ouse
  • Upper River Colne and Radlett Brook
  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water
  • Upper River Great Ouse in Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire
  • Upper River Medway
  • Upper River Mole, Ifield Brook, Gatwick Stream, Burstow Stream and Salfords Stream
  • Upper River Ouse
  • Upper River Stour
  • Upper River Tamar
  • Upper River Wey
  • Upper River Wharfe
  • Upper Soar catchment
  • Upper Stour and tributaries
  • Upper Teme
  • Welney Causeway in Norfolk
  • West Cornwall Rivers
  • West Dorset Rivers and Streams
  • Western Rother
  • West Somerset Streams
  • Weymouth Rivers and Streams
  • Witham in South Kesteven

You can find out if your local area is at risk here.



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