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Heavy rain causes floods and travel disarray across UK

Heavy rain causes floods and travel disarray across UK

Heavy rain causes floods and travel disarray across UK

Heavy rain causes floods and travel disarray across UK

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  • Heavy rain and strong winds in the UK have caused floods and traffic delays.
  • More than 60 flood warnings in England as of Thursday afternoon.
  • Northern Ireland, north Wales, and north-west England are under yellow wind warning.
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As further severe weather is predicted, heavy rain and strong winds in the UK have caused floods and traffic delays.

In addition to nearly 200 flood alerts, there were more than 60 flood warnings in England as of Thursday afternoon, 19 in Wales, and two in Scotland.

About 600 residences, mostly in the area of the Welsh city of Newport, according to the National Grid, were without electricity.

It’s anticipated that the terrible weather will last through Friday and into the weekend.

Currently, Northern Ireland, north Wales, and north-west England are under a yellow wind warning for wind until 3:00 GMT on Friday, with warnings of gusts of up to 70 mph.

The Met Office issues a warning that it might result in a short-term loss of power and a disruption of travel.

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Flooding on Thursday prevented trains from travelling between Bristol Parkway and Swindon and Bristol Temple Meads, Bath, and Swindon.

Some drivers in the Somerset town of Keynsham had to be extricated from their vehicles as a result of flooding.

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According to the fire department of South Wales, Porth and Pontypridd in Rhondda Cynon Taf were the places most severely impacted by flooding.

According to Transport for Wales, four train lines were shut down because the rails were flooded by heavy rain.

Cardiff Central to Bridgend, Pontypridd to Treherbert, Newtown to Shrewsbury, and Abercynon to Aberdare are a few of these.

The Bute Park in Cardiff, which is close to the city center, and other parks and walking paths along the Taff trail were flooded as a result of the River Taff’s bank failure.

The torrential rain that fell on Scotland and Northern Ireland on Thursday evening, according to media, was expected to move south into the night.

“It is going to turn windier in the north-west, Northern Ireland, and parts of north Wales. There is potential for some severe gales in some coastal areas,” she said.

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She predicted that Friday will see a few showers, but they would be mostly in the north and west and drier in the south and east.

“Friday night into Saturday morning there will be heavy and persistent rain, and that will be hitting areas already badly affected by flooding,” she said.

“In the next few days we will be seeing more wintery weather. There will be some sleet and snow, especially around parts of northern Scotland.”

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