More flooding on the way for water-logged Britain: Brace for torrential downpours as Met Office issues yellow warnings after rivers burst their banks with Environment Agency issuing dozens of flood alerts across UK

  • Britons have been warned to brace for flooding and torrential rain this week
  • The Met Office has issued 90 flood alerts and warned residents to prepare 
  • Water levels in rivers across the nation remain high after a wet weekend
  • In impacted areas, flooding of homes and businesses is likely, Met Office says
  • Travel is likely to be disrupted and power supplies could also be impacted 

Britons have been warned to brace for flooding and torrential rain with 90 alerts active across the UK.

Water levels in rivers across the nation remain high after a wet weekend, and flooding is likely in 29 regions, across the Midlands, North West and Sussex. 

But a total of 90 regions have been placed on alert, with residents warned to prepare a bag with any medication and personal documents ahead of the expected deluge. 

Met Office meteorologist Alex Deakin said persistent and heavy rain is on the way for the remainder of the week, culminating in ‘blustery showers’ by Friday.

The impact of the flooding is likely to be felt right through the week, with travel disruption predicted. 

Britons have been warned to brace for flooding and torrential rain with 90 alerts active across the UK

New Road cricket ground in Worcester was still flooded on Monday despite a brief break in the wet weather

Flooding of homes and businesses is also likely in the worst hit areas, while the Met Office is also warning of potential interruptions to power supplies. 

Residents in impacted areas are urged to avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near waterways, and reminded not to attempt to cross floodwaters.

The Met Office said: ‘Persistent heavy rain will affects parts of north west England on Tuesday. Outbreaks of rain will spread across England and Wales during Tuesday.

‘This will be heaviest and most persistent across parts of northwest England, particularly over higher ground.

‘Rainfall totals of 60-80 mm could accumulate over parts of Cumbria.’

People are also urged to register for flood warnings, which will send an alert via email or text if flooding is likely. 

Buckinghamshire: Vehicles drive underneath a railway bridge through floodwater during rainy weather in Taplow on Sunday

Pictured: The sea was choppy in Dorset today on a blustery but otherwise sunny day

Receiving a flood alert message indicates you should pack a bag with vital items like insurance documents and medication and plan an escape route for yourself and any pets.

A flood warning comes through if flooding is expected. It differs from a flood alert and, in this instance, residents are instructed to move cars to higher ground, turn off gas, electricity and water supplies if it is safe to do so and move to safety.

The Met Office also warned parts of Snowdonia could see 100mm of rain on Tuesday.

Forecasters said miserable conditions are down to ‘heavy blustery showers’ moving in from the west ‘with the odd rumble of thunder at times’.

‘There is more to come,’ forecasters wrote on Twitter. 

Residents in impacted areas are urged to avoid using low lying footpaths and bridges near waterways, and reminded not to attempt to cross floodwaters

York: The River Ouse broke its banks again on Sunday in York city centre, as the Met Office warns of flooding this week

It comes as the River Ouse broke its banks again on Sunday in York city centre, flooding riverside roads and pathways.

And a partially submerged Frankwell car park was pictured in Shrewsbury, which has been closed due to its proximity to the river Severn. 

By Wednesday, Britons can expect ‘sunny spells but a threat of showers which will be frequent across western areas and will be locally heavy’. 

‘Thursday will bring outbreaks of patchy rain across southern areas and another area of rain will spread across Scotland during the afternoon and may be heavy.’

Shrewsbury: A partially submerged Frankwell car park in Shrewsbury on Sunday, which has been closed due to it’s proximity to the river Severn

Most serious flood warnings currently in place

Curry Moor and Hay Moor

Groundwater flooding for the Bere Stream

Groundwater flooding for the Crane

Groundwater flooding for the Devils Brook

Groundwater flooding for the Ebble Valley

Groundwater flooding for the Hooke

Groundwater flooding for the Iwerne

Groundwater flooding for the North Winterborne, north of the A354

Groundwater flooding for the North Winterborne, south of the A354

Groundwater flooding for the Piddle Valley

Groundwater flooding for the South Winterbourne Valley

Groundwater flooding for the Sydling

Groundwater flooding for the Tarrant Valley

Groundwater flooding in the Cerne Valley

Groundwater flooding in the Chitterne Valley

Groundwater flooding in the Cranborne Chase in West Hampshire – Damerham and Martin

Groundwater flooding in the Cranborne Chase in West Hampshire – Rockbourne

Groundwater flooding in the Lower Allen Vale

Groundwater flooding in the South Wiltshire Downs – The Dene

Keswick Campsite

Lower Frome from East Stoke to Wareham 

River Ouse at Naburn Lock

River Piddle from Alton Pancras to Wareham

River Severn at Apperley and The Leigh

River Severn at Court Meadow, Kempsey and Callow End

River Severn at Frankwell, Shrewsbury

River Severn at Severn Ham, Tewkesbury

River Severn at the Showground and The Quarry, Shrewsbury

Washford River, riverside properties from Kingsbridge to Lower Roadwater

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