UK flood warning map: Flood chaos to continue – Where is under threat of flooding?

Large parts of the country remain flooded and experts have warned the chaos could continue until Tuesday. The heavy rain has eased somewhat, with forecasters predicting light and patchy showers.

However, it may take months for those impacted by the River Don bursting its banks to return to life as normal.

The rivers Severn and Avon have also burst their banks leaving properties waterlogged in Gloucestershire and Worcestershire, while residents in the Midlands and Yorkshire are still battling to clear their homes.

The Environment Agency has issued 57 flood warnings at the time of writing, meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is required.

There are also 90 flood alerts in place across the country, warning flooding is possible and to be prepared,


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To see a full list of areas at risk of flooding, visit the government website here.

Despite some areas enduring their “wettest ever autumns”, now there is some respite from heavy rainfall.

Although river levels in some areas remain high, the Met Office said it has not issued any weather warnings as drier weather approaches.

Met Office meteorologist Sophie Yeomans said: “There is some rainfall around, but it’s looking light and patchy.

“Sunday has the highest risk of rainfall, but the start of next week is looking quite dry.

“There’s light cloud and rain around in some of the areas in the north of England and also down in Shropshire and the West Midlands.

“But there’s no long-lasting or heavy rain – it’s a good situation.”

Environment Agency said: “River flooding is expected to continue in the Lower River Don washlands area in South Yorkshire through to at least Tuesday, where properties will continue to flood and there will be continued travel disruption.”

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Communities in parts of central and northern England continued the clean-up after being overwhelmed with water following torrential rain in recent days.

The EA for Yorkshire and the North East said there is still lots of floodwater in the region, and a pumping operation is underway to reduce water levels.

In an online message, Martin Christmas of the EA, said: “We are starting to think about moving from emergency rescue response into recovery and that means looking at our flood warnings and then starting to think about all the inspections we need to do to look at potential repairs for banks and flood assets based on the loading they have received from the water in the last week.

“We have still got tens of people out there in the field carrying on with pumping activity trying to get levels at Fishlake reduced and we are also keeping an eye on East Yorkshire as well.”

The Met Office said its Sheffield weather station has recorded its wettest ever autumn.

It tweeted: “With 15 days still to go, the site has already recorded 427.6 mm (16.8 inches) of #rain.

“The previous record was set in 2000 with 425.2 mm (16.7 inches) of rain falling between September 1 and November 30 that year.”

There is also a “risk of seeing a very cold start” on Tuesday, according to Met Office Ms Yeomans.

She said: “It is still quite chilly this weekend and we will all have some chilly starts. Tuesday will probably be the coldest of the starts.

“For Sunday morning most places will be under the cloud and rain so Wales and northern England will probably be seeing about 5 to 6C overnight.

“Then across southern England where there are clear skies many places will probably drop to a little below zero to minus 1C or minus 2C in countryside areas.

“For Tuesday morning I think probably in England and Wales we could see as low as maybe minus 2 or 3, possibly minus 5C on some of the hills in the countryside areas of England and Wales but then across Scotland and Northern Ireland on Tuesday morning, it could even get down to minus double digits somewhere.

“This would make it the coldest night of the autumn so far.”

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