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UK weather – live: Met Office issues flooding warning with heavy rain to hit England tonight

There are over 400 of flood warnings and alerts in place across Britain

Matt Mathers,Athena Stavrou
Saturday 10 February 2024 20:32 GMT
Related: Waves crash over runway at Shetland’s Sumburgh airport as 85mph winds batter UK

Further yellow weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office, as heavy rain is set to hit large parts of the UK on Saturday evening.

The forecaster expects the weather to impact Newcastle and East Anglia along England’s east coast, with a warning in place from 7pm until midday on Sunday.

Another fresh yellow warning for rain for Cornwall, as well as parts of Devon and Somerset, is due to come into effect at 6pm and last until 6am tomorrow morning.

This comes after an Artic blast wreaked chaos across the UK, with schools closing in north Wales and the Peak District due to snow, ice and sleet.

About 10cm of snow was measured by the Met Office in Kirkwall, Orkney, Scotland, on Thursday, while 9cm was recorded in West Yorkshire.

It comes as heavy rain continues to fall across the country triggering hundreds of flood warnings and alerts across Britain.

As of midday on Saturday, a total of 76 flood warnings and 275 lower level flood alerts are in place for England as heavy rain is set to hit this evening.


Five day weather forecast


Some fog during the morning, then many staying dry with sunny spells. Showers at times, mainly in the southwest, with outbreaks of rain, sleet and hill snow affecting the north and east of Scotland. Feeling cold in Scotland. Milder elsewhere.


Some clear spells overnight where fog may develop. In the southwest, turning windy with further showers. Rain clearing Scotland, with further rain across eastern England. Feeling chilly for many.

Showers and outbreaks of sleet are expected in the coming days (AFP via Getty Images)


Patchy mist and fog to start. Showers continuing in the southwest, some of these heavy and possibly thundery at times. Cloudy for some eastern areas with rain possible. Average temperatures.

Outlook for Monday to Wednesday:

Breezy on Monday with sunny spells and showers. Rain at times on Tuesday and Wednesday but some drier interludes too. Temperatures around average, though mild in the south.

Holly Evans10 February 2024 10:48

Two new weather warnings issued by Met Office

Two new yellow weather warnings for heavy rain have been issued across large parts of England, as the Met Office warn that people could face travel disruption and some flooding.

One warning covers Newcastle and its surrounding areas down to East Anglia, along England’s east coast, and is due to come into force at 7pm and lasts until 12pm on Sunday.

Another fresh yellow warning for rain covers much of Cornwall as well as parts of Devon and Somerset. That warning begins at 6pm on Satuday and is due to last until 6am tomorrow morning.

Holly Evans10 February 2024 12:03

Mapped: Where rain is expected to hit the UK this evening

A total of 76 flood warnings and 275 lower level flood alerts are currently in place for England as heavy rain is set to hit this evening.

Weather warnings are in place in the east of England and in Cornwall (Met Office)
Holly Evans10 February 2024 12:11

What to expect in heavy rain

The Met Office has warned that the yellow weather warning for heavy rain could lead to the flooding of a few homes and businesses, while spray on the roads could make journeys take longer.

Bus and train services might alos be affected, with delays possible.

Holly Evans10 February 2024 12:39

The Met Office warn that snow could still fall in Scotland

In a post on social media, the Met Office warned that snow could still fall in higher areas of Scotland.

Holly Evans10 February 2024 13:30

Yellow weather warning for snow across north of Scotland

A yellow weather warning for snow has been issued in the north of Scotland.

The warning is in place until 3pm on Saturday and will cover most of Aberdeenshire, Moray and the Highlands.

The Met Office has told residents there could be a small chance of power cuts, and other services such as mobile phone coverage may be affected.

Read the full article here

Yellow weather warning for snow across north of Scotland

Some rural communities could be cut off.

Holly Evans10 February 2024 14:30

Why are storms named?

For the 2023/24 season, the way the Met Office and Irish service Met Éireann names storms has changed.

Previously, names were drawn from a shortlist of favourites chosen by the public.

But now, the storms will be named after those working to protect people from severe weather around the UK.

Along with Met Eireann in Ireland and KNMI, the Dutch weather service, meteorologists name storms when they are expected to have a “medium” or “high” impact on people in the UK, Ireland or the Netherlands.

Will Lang, head of situational awareness at the Met Office, said: “This is the ninth year of us naming storms and we do it because it works.

“Naming storms helps to ease communication of severe weather and provides clarity when people could be impacted by the weather.”

Holly Evans10 February 2024 15:30

Rain to hit the UK this evening

Holly Evans10 February 2024 17:10

Surface flooding and disruption to travel possible

“Spells of rain will lead to some flooding and disruption to travel,” the Met Office has said for the north eastern alert around Newcastle and East Anglia.

A second yellow weather warning for Cornwall and parts of Devon and Somerset is also due to come in force at 6pm this evening.

For this aler, they added: “Heavy showers may lead to some surface water flooding and disruption to travel.”

Holly Evans10 February 2024 19:00

We’re pausing our live coverage of the weather but keep checking for the latest updates.

Sam Rkaina10 February 2024 20:32

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