Flooding ‘likely’ as warnings issued over heavy rain and high winds

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Flooding, travel delays and power cuts have been issued in parts of England and Scotland over the weekend, with the Met Office predicting the possibility of more adverse conditions next week.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the east and south of England and the north-east of Scotland over Aberdeenshire, Orkney and Shetland.

Wind speeds are expected to reach 70mph in some parts with around 30-40mm of rain.


A spokesman for the Met Office said: “Gusts of 60-70 mph would be enough to cause some problems, delays in transportation, some lack of power. [is] possible, [and there] There may be some spray on the coasts.

“Certainly the winds are strong for Northeast Scotland, [and] Some branches are more likely to fall from trees. If people have things in the garden the bits will be blown around, but not enough to cause actual structural damage.

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“In north-east Scotland and the south-east, some houses and buildings may be flooded. Strong winds and heavy rain are forecast for some coastal areas on Saturday from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the south coast of East Anglia, Essex, Kent, and the Isle of Wight and as far west as Lime Regis. It is predicted to reach 52mph on the Isle of Wight, 43mph in Norwich and 56mph at Ramsgate.

The Met Office is warning of some delays in road, rail, air and ferry services, delays for high-pass vehicles on exposed routes and bridges, power outages and high waves in coastal areas.

Meanwhile, heavy rain is forecast in Orkney and Shetland from 4 a.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday, causing some local flooding and disrupting transportation services.

Strong winds are expected over North Aberdeenshire and Orkney and Shetland from midnight Saturday through Sunday.

The Met Office is warning some flooding in businesses and homes is “likely” with transportation delays and possible short-term loss of electricity and other services.

It is also likely that some exposed passageways, sea fronts and coastal communities will be affected by spray and large waves.

The spokesman said: “Certainly for England and Wales, Monday night and Tuesday morning could bring another wet and windy weather.”


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