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38 flood alerts issued across UK as rain deluge to cause chaos – full list
December 4, 2023
Large parts of the UK set to be hit by a deluge of rain have been put on high alert for flooding. Somerset is already experiencing some surface water, with other parts of the south west has been issued with warnings.
The Environment Agency has so far put out 38 warnings for floods today (Monday, December 4), with fears local roads could be left underwater. The Met Office has also issued a yellow weather warning for rain, expected to last until 6pm today.
A spokesperson said for the Environment Agency said: “There are flood alerts and flood warnings in force across the south west. You can check for flooding where you live/work by visiting our online flooding information page.”
As well as Somerset, parts of Dorset, the Midlands and south east are also affected.
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Video shows flooding in Somerset
One local in the south west posted two videos to X, formerly Twitter, showing floodwater along the road.
Met Office weather warnings in place – full list
There are three Met Office alerts in place for today.
The south west, covering Worcester down to Portsmouth and Plymouth, has been issued a yellow alert for rain running from midnight until 6pm.
Heavy rain is also due to hit the north east, with an alert spanning from York up to Newcastle and into Scotland. This was put in place from 12pm and will run until 9am tomorrow.
Finally, Scotland has been hit with a huge ice warning as temperatures are expected to plummet further. This will be in place from 3pm until 11am tomorrow.
Full list of 37 flood alerts in place
The Environment Agency has issued the following alerts:
Clay Coton Brook at Clay Coton and Yelvertoft Brook at Yelvertoft
Cocker Beck at Lowdham
Gog Brook at Warwick
Illey Brook at Halesowen
Lutley Gutter at Halesowen
Marchington Brook at Marchington
River Alne at Chapel Lane and Church Lane in Aston Cantlow and Great Alne
River Asker from Askerswell to Bradpole
River Axe (Lower) from Axminster to Axmouth
River Axe (Mid) at Axminster
River Axe (Upper) from Winsham to Axminster, including Chard Junction and Weycroft
River Blythe at Earlswood
River Brit at Newtown, and Southgate Old Mill, Beaminster
River Brit at Riverside and George Street, West Bay
River Brit at Skilling Playing Fields and West Bay Road Nursery
River Brue and Glastonbury Millstream from Lovington to Highbridge, low lying properties
River Char at Charmouth
River Char at Dolphins River Caravan Park
River Clyst from Broadclyst to Clyst St. Mary
River Isle at Ilminster
River Isle from Chard Reservoir to Hambridge not including Ilminster
River Lodden at Bridge Close, Gillingham
River Parrett (upper) at Thorney and Kingsbury Episcopi
River Parrett (upper) from South Perrott to Thorney
River Stour at Stourbridge
River Swift at Rugby
River Winniford at Chideock
River Wriggle at Chetnole
River Yarty from Yarcombe to Axminster
River Yeo at Mudford
River Yeo from Sherborne to Yeovil
Shreen Water from Colesbrook to Bay Bridge
Upper Frome at Maiden Newton
Upper Frome from Maiden Newton to Dorchester
Upper Stour from Gillingham to Hammoon
Winford Brook at Chew Magna
Woodborough Brook at Woodborough
Welcome to our live blog. We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates on today’s flood alerts across the UK.