Met Office weather warnings for the UK have now expanded beyond the southwest and Wales, where a previous alert stated torrential rain would cause inches of floodwater in a matter of hours. The agency has now extended them north of the country, with potential damage to local communities.
According to the Met Office, people living in the northeast and Yorkshire and Humber will see a run of torrential rain today.
Both yellow warnings indicate the potential for building damage due to rising floodwaters.
At times, the Met Office said the water could become “fast flowing or deep” causing damage to buildings and flooding businesses.
They added there is a “small chance” the floodwaters could cause damage to buildings.
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Those few people returning to transport for work may find journey times impacted by the rain, with possible delays or cancellations and trouble on the roads.
Some homes and businesses may also experience power cuts and “loss of other services”.
The current warnings run from today, June 11, at 4pm, to June 12 at 2pm.
The warning states: “Rain will become heavy and persistent during Thursday evening, overnight and into Friday morning.”
“Widely 30-40 mm of rain is likely with spots of 50-70 mm in places.
“These higher totals are most likely over the high ground of the North York Moors.”
The Met Office has released a list of places which may be affected by the yellow warnings.
A total of 14 locations come under the agency’s latest weather alerts.
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North East England
– Newcastle upon Tyne
– North Tyneside
– Redcar and Cleveland
– South Tyneside
Yorkshire & Humber
– East Riding of Yorkshire
– North Yorkshire
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