Monday, August 7, 2017

Repeated downpours to inundate southeastern England Tuesday into Wednesday

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
August 7,2017, 11:05:13AM,EDT
A pair of storm systems will bring rounds of rain and localised flooding to parts of England on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The heaviest rain is expected across southeastern England, where flooding is likely.
Flooding and travel delays are expected both days, with impacts throughout Greater London, Brighton, Cambridge and Norwich.
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A storm tracking from France into the North Sea on Tuesday will spread rainfall throughout much of England and Wales, with the most prolonged falls across South East England and the eastern Midlands.
A second storm tracking from near Ireland on Tuesday to south of England on Wednesday will bring another round of soaking rains.
The track of the second storm will bring another round of downpours to southeastern England on Wednesday.
The combination of these storms will yield rainfall in excess of 25 mm (1 inch) to many locations, with localised amounts over 75 mm (3 inches).
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The extent of the flooding and travel delays will vary greatly across the region; however, significant impacts are possible in locations that receive repeated heavy downpours.
“The worst of the flooding on Wednesday will likely remain just to the east of London,” said AccuWeather Meteorologist Tyler Roys.
Even if the worst flooding does not occur in London, travel impacts are still possible with slower travel by rail and car expected.
Improved weather will return on Thursday with dry spells across much of the country. The exception will be the far southeast, where lingering light rain and drizzle will occur.
Another storm will then bring additional rainfall throughout the country on Friday; however, no additional flooding is expected.

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