12 July, 2012
Unseasonably wet weather looks set to pile more
misery on UK residents as thunder and torrential rain will plague
the tail end of this week.
Metro.co.uk reports that the Environmental Agency has issued
three flood warnings and 26 flood alerts across England while the
Met Office has issued a severe weather warning up until Friday.
The severe weather warning encompasses 'the whole of Devon and
Cornwall' as well as most of the wider Westcountry.
Dorset was badly hit by the conditions, with the A35 shut due to
flooding and remaining closed in both directions between the A37
and A3066 on Wednesday morning. Rising river levels also saw some
homes in Stour evacuated.
Helen Roberts, forecaster for Met Office, confirmed that even
wetter weather is on its way.
Cited by thisiscornwall.co.uk, she said: "The reason we have got
warnings out is largely because of the already saturated ground
rather than particularly heavy rain fall levels. Our warning system
is based on a combination of the probability of the weather
happening and the impact it could have.
"Friday will see more persistent rain which could be quite
heavy. We may also have some thunder and strong winds, particularly
by the end of the week," she added.
Source: Vertical Leap