The UK’s first water storm of the year hit the UK on Sunday, unleashing the worst flooding in years across the country and threatening to bring an unprecedented winter to the UK.
At least 70,000 homes and businesses were without power in parts of the country, and some of the worst-hit areas saw up to 3 metres (10 feet) of water.
“It’s been a very, very wet and muddy winter,” said Chris Cairns, who works at the National Parks Authority (NPAs) in Somerset.
“We’ve had rain and snow, and now we’ve had a little bit of rain, so there’s a bit of wet on the ground.”
“It was a big problem from the outset.
There was no warning that this was coming, we didn’t have any warning.”
The NPA has been working with the government to deal with the flooding, but it is still unclear how long the emergency is expected to last.
“I’m not sure when the emergency will be over.
We have no idea,” said Mr Cairnes.
“That’s the challenge of having to deal, you know, with the emergency response in a country like this.”
What is a severe weather event?
A severe weather incident is a situation in which severe weather conditions are predicted to occur in a region, such as a city or country, for a sustained period of time.
“What happens when there’s flooding in a city is you get a lot of heavy rain, and the water falls on a city,” Mr Cairs said.
“There’s no warning, no warning signs, there’s no evacuation routes. “
“So you’ve got a situation where, in one part of the world, you can get the weather for a while, but you can’t get the rain and get the flooding in the city.” “
Flooding is a particularly serious problem in the UK because of its high population density and relatively small size, making it difficult to deal quickly with any potential disasters. “
So you’ve got a situation where, in one part of the world, you can get the weather for a while, but you can’t get the rain and get the flooding in the city.”
Flooding is a particularly serious problem in the UK because of its high population density and relatively small size, making it difficult to deal quickly with any potential disasters.
A major weather event is classified as a severe event if it has a minimum number of deaths and serious injuries and has a cumulative area of 1.6 million or more square kilometres.
“You can’t do a huge amount of planning, you need a lot more information, you don’t have time, you just can’t prepare,” Mr Clough said.
What is the National Weather Service’s (NWS) weather forecast for this weekend?
The National Weather Services (Nws) forecast for Saturday has been “very positive” and “very dry”, with winds of up to 50 kilometres per hour (31 miles per hour) expected.
There is no flood warning yet for Somerset, but there is a flood warning for areas of Cornwall and Devon.
“Our rainfall forecast is very, quite a bit wet, but not too wet,” Mr Coulson said.
Weather forecast for Sunday (Source: NWS) How long will the floods last?
“It could be longer than that,” Mr Crone said.
But the NWS has warned that there could be further heavy rain over the next 48 hours.
The National Farmers Union has warned farmers to stay away from their land.
“For farmers in the rural areas of England, the worst of the rain is expected later this week,” the union’s secretary general, Paul Farmer, said.
Farmers in Cornwall have been told not to go out into their fields to graze their livestock, because the area could get up to three feet of water overnight.
“In the rural area, it could be up to five metres of water for a few hours,” Mr Farmer said.
If the flood is not stopped, farmers could lose their livelihoods.
The NWS is warning that it is likely to be wet in parts for the next three to four days, with temperatures in some areas hitting as low as 10C (38F).
“It is not a good thing to get up into the middle of the day,” Mr Culley said.
In the Midlands, rivers and lakes are also expected to recede, with a few inches (30 centimetres) expected to fall in some parts.
Weather alerts will be issued in the South West of England on Monday morning, with some parts expected to get a foot of rain.
The worst-affected areas are parts of Hampshire and Somerset, which have been the hardest hit areas of the floods, with water levels falling as low at as 3.6 metres (12 feet) in some locations.
Weather warnings for the West Midlands will be in place in the next 24 hours.
What do we know about the storm?
The storm was expected to move from the South west of England to the East Midlands on Sunday afternoon.
It was expected that it would move into the Midlands on Monday afternoon.
What can people do if