BRITAIN faces another fortnight of torrential rain which could trigger the worst floods for almost a decade, forecasters warned last night.
A “devastating deluge” threatens to bring two months’ worth of rain before the end of what will be a washout June. After a brief respite this weekend from the seemingly non-stop downpours and violent winds that have left a trail of destruction across the country, the rain will return from Monday as fresh storms roll in. More than 10 inches is expected to fall in just two weeks.
Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, said: “This is a serious situation because the ground is getting saturated and rain is going to just pour off in torrents. There is the risk of very severe flooding.”
Gusts of up to 70mph will continue to lash parts of the country today before eventually dying out tomorrow. The Met Office yesterday issued a severe weather warning for the South while the Environment Agency issued 22 flood alerts.
Mr Powell said scenes reminiscent of the flash floods which hit Boscastle, Cornwall, in 2004, were possible. “It could be a devastating deluge heading our way.”
Click source to read FULL report from Nathan Rao and Good luck to Jonathan Powell who only recently reported in the same Newspaper that there was a Glorious Summer on the Way
. Is it me or does Jonathan Powell give Long Range Weather Forecasters a Bad Name!!
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Source Link: express.co.uk