The remains of Ex-Hurricane Kate are expected to bring up to 200mm of rain to parts of Northern England and Scotland during Saturday the 14th November, bringing the possibilty of significant flooding.
With rivers already at high levels after Storm Abigail brought heavy rain to the north yesterday. The expected rainfall is likely to cause flooding in some areas.
The Met office has upgraded a Yellow weather warning of rain to Amber, and the Environment Agency has issue 32 flood alerts and 3 more severe, flood warnings. Flood warnings, meaning that flooding is expected and immediate action is required, are in force for North Bank of the Humber Estuary at Hessle Foreshore, the River Ouse at Naburn Lock in Yorkshire, and Keswick Campsite in Cumbria.
An assessment from the chief forecaster at the Met Office reads…
A strong, moist west to southwesterly flow is expected to develop during Saturday and last through most of Sunday before clearing during the evening. This flow is expected to bring a period of heavy and persistent rain, with 50-100 mm of rain falling in many areas. However, as much as 150 to 200 mm may fall across some of the most exposed high ground, Cumbria appearing to be at particular risk of such totals. This additional rainfall, falling on to already saturated ground, is likely to lead to further flooding.
There is some uncertainty in the exact locations of heaviest rainfall, as well as peak amounts; this will depend on how far north the frontal system moves and how long it remains aligned across any one area. For this reason, the warning will be kept under review over the weekend.
Residents of affected areas are advised to keep up to date with the latest weather reports, and the latest flood warnings issued by the Environment Agency.
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