UK weather forecast: More than 130 flood warnings and alerts issued as floods rage on

THE MET OFFICE has issued yellow weather warnings for rain on Tuesday and Thursday, as heavy rains threatens to bring more chaos and turmoil to the UK.PUBLISHED: 03:52, Tue, Nov 12, 2019 | UPDATED: 06:42, Tue, Nov 12, 2019 With parts of the country still reeling from last week’s deluge, 38 flood warnings and 92…

THE MET OFFICE has issued yellow weather warnings for rain on Tuesday and Thursday, as heavy rains threatens to bring more chaos and turmoil to the UK.

With parts of the country still reeling from last week’s deluge, 38 flood warnings and 92 flood alerts have once again been issued, as the country braces itself for more bad weather. The Environment Agency has also issued five severe ‘danger to life’ flood warnings for areas along the River Don – which burst its banks last week. Tuesday will start off with plenty of wind and rain, especially for parts of southwest Scotland, north Wales, northwest England and the north midlands.

The weather front will bring snow to the hills, with the rain eventually spreading to other parts of the UK throughout the rest of the day.

Wednesday promises a brief respite from the bad weather with a cold but bright start and just a few coastal showers.

Rain will then spread to many western areas but it will remain largely dry and bright further east.

Wednesday will be rather chilly, particularly towards the north, as temperatures plummet.

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However, the wet weather returns with a vengeance on Thursday, threatening to compound the misery of those already affected by last week’s flooding.

A yellow weather warning for rain on Thursday will cover large swathes of the country including the East Midlands, East England, South East England, northeast England, northwest England, southwest England, the west Midlands, Yorkshire and Wales.

In particular, officials expect more flooding in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Worksop, Barnsley and Doncaster.

Flood warnings are in force for the River Avon, River Blythe, River Idle, River Learn, River Severn, River Trent and River Witham.

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Derbyshire Police have also warned of widespread flooding and advised motorists not to move flood signs or use routes that were closed after the heavy rains.

This comes as people continue to struggle to deal with the consequences of last week’s deluge.

Around half of the 700 residents of Fishlake, north of Doncaster, have left the village which is under about 3ft (91cm) of water.

Doncaster Council has said it will not provide “ground support” for those residents remaining because the advice for them is to evacuate.

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Council chief executive Damian Allen told reporters: “We are concerned over reports that some residents remain in the Fishlake area.

“South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue crews are on hand to evacuate any Fishlake residents who may be stuck in their homes, and we would urge everybody to take advantage of this.

“The council are unable to offer on-the-ground support to residents who are in severe flood warning areas, based on advice from the Environment Agency.”

In Worksop, about 20 miles south of Fishlake, a woman has described how she and her family were left homeless after the floods destroyed their house.

Robyn Conley, 18, lives with her mother and disabled siblings.

“The damp could affect my sister massively,” she said.

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“We thought she was going to have a seizure (on Friday night).

“She kind of knows when she’s going to have one… she knows the signs.”

She added: “We had to get on the boat and go to the chemist. They told us that they had no medication for my sister, which was scary for us.”

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