Heavy rain lashes west of Britain, leaves thousands without power and homes under water » Secretgist Media

Heavy rain lashes west of Britain

Just yesterday, weather warnings was issued by the Met Office as gale-force winds and heavy rain brought flooding to parts of England and Wales. The flood closed a train line, submerging homes and also cutting off power for thousands of properties.

Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire in Wales saw the worst of the weather with some homes at the Lower Priory area of Milford Haven under 10ft of water and many properties being evacuated as more than an inch of rain fell during the day.

With the force at which the flood keeps coming, emergency services tried to ease the flooding and more than 1,000 properties were also left without power as thundery showers and wind brought flooding and travel disruption across the country.

Heavy rain lashes west of Britain

In Devon also, a combination of high tide and strong winds in Dawlish caused the sea to flood train tracks, while Western Power Distribution said it had 2,500 customers ‘off supply’ on Friday evening.

Report has it that more than 10 flood warnings and around 60 flood alerts were issued across the south west of England and Wales with an amber warning for heavy rain in place until 11pm last night.

It is also said that yhe inclement weather is expected to continue into the early hours of this morning, which will be very wet and windy across large parts of the country..

Heavy rain lashes west of Britain

Alex Burkhill, a meteorologist at Met Office said:

‘It’s going to be a breezy day for most places with showers around for the South and West.
We could get spells of more regular showers pushing westwards during the day, reaching central parts in the afternoon.

‘Those showers could be heavy with a bit of thunder mixed in and possibly some hail.

The north-east of England and Scotland could stay dry.’

Meanwhile, in a nearby village of Fifehead Neville, an incident occurred where a car became stuck in over two feet of water and the Fire Service men were called upon.


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