UK flood warnings today: Where are flood warnings in England and Scotland as rain persists

UK flood warnings today: Where are flood warnings in England and Scotland as rain persists

A strong band of rain is sweeping over the UK this week, causing widespread heavy showers. The Met Office has issued a chain of yellow weather warnings extending from the Midlands to Scotland and forecasters warned rising flood waters could affect travel. The Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) released advisories for the public.

Where are flood warnings in England and Scotland?

Heavy rain across the UK has forced rivers to swell and drains to fail, which caused surface flooding in some areas.

The Environment Agency released five flood “warnings” for England, which warn the public to take immediate action.

They also issued a further 43 flood “alerts” which advise people to prepare for possible floods.

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There are flood warnings for the following places in England:

- Lincolnshire: Isolated properties and villages near the Great Eau, Long Eau and Woldgrift Drain

- Lincolnshire: Poulton Drain in the Covenham St Marys Area

- Lincolnshire: River Steeping in Wainfleet All Saints

- Cheshire: Weaver Navigation at Winsford

- Merseyside: Whinney Brook and Dovers Brook at Maghull, around Hall Lane, Damfield Lane and Foxhouse Lane

Flood advice and maps are available on the Environment Agency website.

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SEPA has released two flood warnings for Scotland in the Edinburgh and Lothians area and Scottish Borders.

The organisation warned people to prepare for flooding as overnight heavy rainfall could cause river levels to rise.

Full information and advice from SEPA is available on their official website.

Flooding could be possible in the Midlands and northeast over the next two days, as the Met Office has released weather warnings up until June 13.

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Met Office advisories are in place from Birmingham to Edinburgh along the northeast coast.

Warnings are in place today until 12pm, and on Thursday, June 13 from 12am to 12pm.

The Met Office warns: “Spells of heavy and persistent rain have the potential to bring flooding and disruption to transport in places.”

Flooded roads are likely to bring travel disruptions, and could cut off communities.

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