Flood alerts over 50mm rain in a day

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News - BY DAVID BURKE

WEATHER warn­ings were in place for to­day with heavy down­pours of rain set to cause flood­ing.

A yel­low alert was in force for South Wales with up to 50mm of rain ex­pected in 24 hours in some parts.

There were also warn­ings that 20mm could fall in two hours at the down­pour’s height.

The Met Of­fice’s So­phie Yeo­mans said yes­ter­day: “We’ve had the odd rum­ble of thun­der, there’s been a lot of rain­fall and may be flood­ing in patches.”

This was “likely” be­cause of rain­fall on al­ready sat­u­rated ground.

Rain was also due to hit the West and North East of Eng­land through­out to­day.

Ms Yeo­mans added: “If you catch a shower it may be pretty se­vere.”


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