Major flooding likely as 36 hours of rain is expected for the UK!

The UK is currently experiencing the third named storm of the season, Storm Callum.

Strong winds have been felt across many parts today with Cairngorm Mountain seeing a wind gust of 116MPH earlier today!

Overall gusts of 50-70MPH have been more typical which will continue throughout today.

Whilst this may cause problems in one or two areas the main threat associated with Callum is the rain.

For 24-36hours we will see an almost stationary cold front alligned through Wales, The North West of England and into Scotland.

This will have the potential to drop 100-150mm of rain easily with some models suggesting up to 350mm of rain!

This of course will flow into the rivers and area prone to flooding need to follow all local guidance. 

Monsoon Monday for parts of the UK with flooding and Gale force winds!

The UK Met Office have issued a ‘Yellow Warning’ as a spell of severe weather is expected throughout Monday.

Current projections show as much as 100mm of rain falling coupled with wind speeds that could reach 60MPH!

The risk of flooding is very high with a storm surge likely along the East coast.

The Met Office warning reads as follows…

‘Heavy rain is likely to affect southeastern parts of England through Monday, peaking during the morning period. Accumulations of 25-35 mm seem likely widely, with 60-80 mm possible in places, this perhaps most likely for parts of Norfolk and the North Downs; the westward extent of these higher totals remains less certain. Strong winds are also likely with gusts of 40-45 mph likely inland, particularly during Monday morning, and possible gusts to 50-55 mph along exposed coasts and over hills. Coming from an unusual (northerly) direction may increase the likelihood of wind-related impacts. Note that these winds will also lead to large waves, and spray and overtopping around some coasts. It may also be cold enough for a little sleet or wet snow on high ground but this is unlikely to settle.’

Weather Warning issued for later today as Scotland set to see Thundery downpours

Its looking ok currently but later on this evening Scotland will find itself faced with the brunt of the bad weather.

The Met Office has released an Amber warning that reads as follows…

“Between 20:00 Tue 22nd and 09:00 Wed 23rd

Heavy rain will spread across southwest Scotland and the Hebrides on Tuesday evening, and then affect other western and central areas overnight and into Wednesday morning. Some intense downpours, perhaps thundery, will lead to localised flooding of roads. Some travel disruption should be expected through into the morning commute. The rain will clear away eastwards during Wednesday morning.”

For England & Wales however conditions should stay mainly settled today and over the coming days, With a hint that the weekend could turn out very nice indeed for those in the South before the potential for Thunderstorms returns.

We will have more on that prospect over the next day or two.