UK flood warnings: Red, yellow and amber alerts explained

By on November 23, 2017
UK flood warnings: Red, yellow and amber alerts explained

UK flood warnings: Red, yellow and amber alerts explained

Heavy snow is forecast for Scotland with up to five centimetres of snow predicted by the Met Office.

And some part of the UK are on flood warning with up to a month’s worth of rain to hit in the next 24 hours.

Meteorologist Alex Deakin said: “The risk of some snow likely across parts of northern Scotland, initially over hills but coming down to lower levels.

“Two to five centimetres of snow, maybe much more than that over the hills here and again the potential for disruption to transport from that.

“That rain could cause some problems as it builds up through the day 25 to 50 millimetres of rain in some places. Maybe over the hills as much as 100 millimetres of rain, that could cause some flooding problems.

“Next, the winds, picking up overnight and strengthening throughout Wednesday across pretty much all of England and Wales.

“Gusts of 40 to maybe 45 possibly 50 miles per hour, even in land. Around coasts and over hills gusts of 65 to maybe 75 miles per hour could cause some travel disruption.”

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