Met Office weather warning: Severe amber alert for rain UPGRADED with flooding forecast

The has issued a rare amber weather warning between 7am today (Thursday) until 6am tomorrow morning. Heavy rain is "likely" to cause flooding and disruption, and there is a "good chance" some communities will even be cut off by flooded roads.

The amber warning currently affects parts of the north of England, including Sheffield, Huddersfield and parts of Manchester.

The Met Office is warning those affected by the warning are at risk of their homes and businesses being flooded.

The Met Office also warn "fast flowing or deep floodwater is likely, causing danger to life."

Power cuts are also likely.

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There are other yellow warnings in place across the country, including one between 9am and 11.59pm today in northern Wales.

A larger area of the north is also covered by a yellow warning, encompassing areas such as York, Leeds and Lincoln.

The yellow warning is in place between 6am today until 6am tomorrow morning.

A number of flood warnings have been issued today by the Government's Flooding Information Service.

 

Flood warnings mean flooding is expected, and immediate action is required by those in affected areas.

As of 11.19am today (Thursday, November 7), 11 flood warnings have been issued in England:

  • Balne Beck, Alverthorpe Beck and Ings Beck at Wakefield Westgate
  • Blackburn Brook and Charlton Brook from Chapeltown to North Ecclesfield
  • Blackburn Brook from Ecclesfield to Wincobank
  • Ecclesfield Brook at Ecclesfield
  • River Dene at Walton
  • River Derwent at Buttercrambe Mill
  • River Ryton at Worksop, Shelley Street
  • River Spen and Lands Beck from Knowler Hill to Wormald Street, Liversedge
  • River Spen from Hunsworth to Brooklyn Road including Victoria Mills, Cleckheaton
  • River Spen from Wormald Street to Smithies Lane
  • Whiston Brook at Whiston

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  • River Thames and its small tributaries from Calcutt to Lechlade
  • River Thames and tributaries from Buscot Wick down to Kings Lock
  • River Thames and tributaries in the Oxford area
  • River Trent Tributaries in Nottinghamshire
  • River Uck
  • River Worth catchment
  • River Wreake in Leicestershire
  • River Wye in Derbyshire
  • Ryton Oldcotes catchment
  • South East Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches
  • Tern and Perry Catchments
  • Tributaries on the Upper River Thames above Cricklade
  • Upper Avon River Swift and Clay Coton Brook
  • Upper Bristol Avon Area
  • Upper Ouse
  • Upper River Aire
  • Upper River Calder catchment
  • Upper River Derwent
  • Upper River Don catchment
  • Upper River Tamar
  • Upper Soar catchment
  • Upper Teme
  • Welland Valley
  • West Cornwall Rivers
  • West Somerset Streams
  • Whiston Brook
  • Witham in South Kesteven
  • Wyke Beck, Meanwood Beck and Wortley Beck catchments
Two flood alerts have also been issued in Wales for River Thaw and South Pembrokeshire.

Met Office 5-day weather forecast

Today:

Rain across northern England and north Wales, will be heavy at times with a risk of flooding. Brighter elsewhere but with showers, heavy near coasts. Windy in places coastal gales in parts of southwest and northeast England. Feeling cold.

Tonight:

Rain gradually easing across northern England and north Wales. Clearer skies in south with areas of mist and fog developing by dawn. Cold and frosty in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Friday:

Rain slowly clearing away south, with mist and fog slow to clear. Drier and brighter elsewhere with sunny spells during the afternoon.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday:

Cold with patchy fog early Saturday before rain, with hill snow in the north, spreads east, clearing south through Sunday. Showers follow, ahead of further rain and hill snow Monday.

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