UK weather forecast: Met Office issues ‘danger to life’ warning as flood CHAOS returns

Residents in some parts of the country could face flooding and more heavy rainfall with amber and yellow warnings in force. Mid and northwestern areas of Wales have been warned to brace themselves as heavy rainfall could bring fast flowing or deep floodwater.

Up to 90mm of rain was expected to hit Wales from last night to 10am this morning.

Power cuts, travel disruption and danger to life warnings are all in place for the region.

The average rainfall for March is 117mm, meaning that the worst affected areas could be hit by around three weeks of rain in just over a day.

The Met Office warned that it is possible that some areas will be cut off thanks to the brutal downpours.

Flooded roads and deep, fast-flowing water could put people in serious danger as well as isolate them.

Met Office meteorologist Claire Nasir said: “We are expecting some high rainfall totals, particularly over the Welsh mountains, the Peak District as well as the moors of Devon and Cornwall.

“Pretty much the higher ground capturing that wet weather and that will run into the river system, so yet again the River Severn will be vulnerable to higher levels over the next few days.

“Over Tuesday you can see the winds will be strong and then this wavering front continues to feed in cloud and rain to more southern areas for the latter part of Tuesday into Wednesday.”

The Environment Agency issued over 180 flood warnings and alerts across the nation.

February saw areas such as Builth Wells and Newtown in mid-Wales hit particularly hard by Storm Dennis and Storm Ciara.

The areas are likely to be obliterated once again, with homes and businesses likely to be seriously damaged.

This week, the rest of the country will experience mixed weather.

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Conditions will vary from sunshine to heavy rain, strong winds and snow in some areas.

The long-term forecasts are predicting that drier weather is on the way.

Some areas such as London will experience a spike in temperature today.

According to BBC weather, London will see highs of 16C (60.8F) today and lows of just 12C (53.6F).

While Edinburgh will experience highs of just 9C (48.2F).

However, Wednesday temperatures will plummet once again.

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