UK flood warnings MAPPED: Manchester underwater as flooding drenches north west England

caused travel chaos in the north west of England after parts of Manchester and surrounding areas were submerged in up to three feet of water. Manchester Airport was plunged into mayhem after the A555 relief road was closed due to severe flooding. Parts of the region experienced several inches of rainfall in just 24 hours and  are in place this week.

Flood warnings have been issued for Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Oxford, Bath Cardiff and Plymouth.

Thunderstorms are expected to hit from 3am tomorrow morning and last until midnight.

Deep flood water could pose a danger to life and Britons are urged to prepare for power cuts and travel disruption.

A Met Office statement warned: “Thunderstorms bring a chance of flooding in places along with possible travel disruption.

“There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

“There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life.

“Where flooding or lightning strikes occur, there is a chance of delays and some cancellations to train and bus services.

“Spray and sudden flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

“There is a slight chance that power cuts could occur and other services to some homes and businesses could be lost.”

There are currently 26 UK flood warnings in place according to the government website.

The most serious warning are in place around Manchester where immediate action is required.

There are a further 25 flood alerts in place around the UK from Coventry to Huddersfield.

Where flood alerts are in place residents are urged to prepare.

To find out if the latest flood warnings affect you visit the government website HERE. 

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