BBC weather warning: Atlantic storm hurtling towards UK sparks alarm over travel safety

Britain is bracing itself for another barrage of torrential rain and chaotic winds next week, raising the threat of widespread travel disruption after this weekend's chaos. Another Atlantic weather front is racing towards the UK, with forecasts predicting a heavy band of severe rain and wind to sweep across the country on Wednesday. This comes after recent downpours this weekend caused devastating rail and ferry shutdown and road blocks.

BBC meteorologist Matt Taylor said the “wettest and windiest weather” will spark more travel chaos  on Wednesday.

Before Wednesday’s storm arrives, Britain still faces the risk of flooding particularly along the border of England and Scotland.

The Met Office still has two weather warnings in force - for rain in Cumbria and Lancashire and another covering southern Scotland and northern England.

Taylor told viewers: “On Sunday, there will be heavy rain continuing in Scotland and Northern England, with a threat for flooding and travel disruption.

“We have already had flooding here, so more rain will create further disruption on the Scotland, UK border."

JUST IN: Europe tsunami warning: Navy drills for mega-quake that could wipe out Mediterranean coast

Taylor also warned of dangerous thunderstorms engulfing the south-west of England.

He said: “The showers in the south-west will become heavy and thundery as we move through today.

“There will be dark clouds looming with torrential thunderstorms that could spark issues in the south.

"Next week, the wettest and windiest weather will take place on Wednesday and all temperatures will be below 20C."

Network Rail Scotland tweeted images of the rails about a foot under water and said five trains had been trapped along the route.

Other routes were hit by severe delays and speed restrictions after winds of up to 60mph blew debris on to the tracks.

Passengers were also stuck on cross-Channel ferries for up to five hours as ships were unable to enter the Port of Dover due to high winds.

Metereologist Helen Roberts said: “It does look like remaining unsettled and changeable right through most of the next seven days."

Let's block ads! (Why?)

Share on google plus
    Google Comments
    Facebook Comments


Post a Comment