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Warning ‘unsettled’ conditions to last weeks after ‘biblical’ floods

today22/10/2023

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The United Kingdom is facing “unsettled” conditions for weeks after “biblical” floods, weather experts have claimed.

Much of Britain is being battered by rain and wind this weekend, with Scotland facing four weather warnings.


A red rain warning is in place, along with two amber alerts and one yellow warning.

Concerning the red alert, the Met Office said: “Prolonged and very heavy rain is expected across parts of Angus and Aberdeenshire area during Saturday, in areas already affected by severe flooding.

WATCH NOW: GB News’ weather update for Saturday

“Accumulations of 70 to 100 mm are expected over a period of 18 hours, the highest accumulations over the hills.

“Less rainfall is expected around coastal areas, but impacts from the higher rainfall further west will extend towards the coast.”

More than 500 flood alerts and warnings have been issued across Great Britain, with residents in parts of Scotland receiving evacuation orders.

A total of 470 severe flood warnings, flood warnings and flood alerts have been issued in England, the Environment Agency has said.

Emergency services go door to door speaking with residents in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire as Storm Babet batters the country and a rare red weather warning is in place for parts of eastern Scotland all day on Saturday.

Emergency services go door to door speaking with residents in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire as Storm Babet batters the country and a rare red weather warning is in place for parts of eastern Scotland all day on Saturday.

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The Scottish Environment Protection Agency put out an additional 31 and Natural Resources Wales issued a further 22.

NetWeather’s Nick Finnis said: “Biblical scenes of flooding developing across parts of eastern Scotland, following over a month’s worth of rain falling in less than 24 hours.

“Around 300 residents in the town of Brechin in Angus have been ordered to evacuate as flood defences have failed as the heavily swollen River Esk bursts its banks.

“Residents are being rescued by boat in the town this morning.”

The Met Office is suggesting “unsettled” conditions will remain in place for the remainder of October.

The River Don in Kintore as Storm Babet batters the country and a rare red weather warning is in place for parts of eastern Scotland all day on Saturday

The River Don in Kintore as Storm Babet batters the country and a rare red weather warning is in place for parts of eastern Scotland all day on Saturday

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The UK’s national weather service’s forecast from October 25 to November 3 warned: “The end of next week is likely to remain unsettled with more rain in many areas, as well as the risk of strong winds.

“The heaviest rain is perhaps more likely across southern areas by this time, with gales possible through the English Channel, and temperatures will be around normal for the time of year.

“Most likely remaining unsettled with spells of wet and windy weather coming in from the southwest for the remainder of the period.

“However, occasional easterly flow across northern areas may bring further heavy rainfall over some hills in the northeast, and elsewhere showers are possible almost anywhere.

“Temperatures probably remaining around average, with a gradual fall as the season progresses.”



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