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Heavy Rainfall Forecast

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Update 16:00hrs, 28th December

Weather forecasts continue to be predicting some wet and windy weather over the next few days.  For up to date weather information please go to the Met Office website.

Update 17:15hrs, 20th December

Weather conditions seem to be improving into Friday.  The Met Office have issued the following regional forecast, issued at 16:00hrs on Thu 20th December 2012:

This Evening and Tonight (20th Dec):  Outbreaks of rain, often heavy, slowly clearing northeast through the evening.  Becoming mainly dry overnight with some clear spells developing.  The risk of fog and frost forming under the clearer skies as winds fall light. Minimum Temperature 1 °C. 

Friday (21st Dec):  Often cloudy, but largely dry.  There will be some brightness, but also the potential for some fog patches to linger into the afternoon.  Maximum Temperature 9 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday (22nd – 24th Dec):  Remaining very unsettled with spells of wet and windy weather throughout, the rain heavy at times.
 

 

Heavy Rainfall Forecast 19th December

The Met Office are expecting heavy rainfall across the Midlands later today (19th December) and into tomorrow (20th December). The rainfall is falling on already saturated ground, which the Environment Agency are advising will result in widespread Environment Agency Flood Alerts and some Flood Warnings being issued.

Successive bands of heavy rain are moving across England and Wales, and with the ground already saturated, this is likely to lead to property flooding from rivers and surface water as well as disruption to road and rail networks.

The Environment Agency and Birmingham City Council teams are out around the clock, as required, to minimise the risks and prepare for flooding, clearing drainage channels and ensuring that flood defences are working properly.

Those in areas at risk should check the Environment Agency website for the latest information: www.environment-agency.gov.uk/flood and sign up for free flood warnings on the Environment Agency’s website or by calling the Environment Agency Flood Line on 0845 988 1188.

To keep up to date with the latest flood warnings on the Environment Agency website, or sign up to free flood warnings which are sent automatically via text, phone or email at http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/38289.aspx or call Flood Line on 0845 988 1188. Members of the public are advised to stay away from swollen rivers and not to drive through floodwater.

For the latest information:

The latest flood warnings, updated every 15 minutes, can be found at: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/31618.aspx

You can follow the Environment Agency Midlands region on Twitter at @EnvAgencyMids

People can also sign up to flood alerts via the FloodAlerts Facebook App: http://www.facebook.com/FloodAlerts

The latest three day flood forecast can be found at: http://www.environment-agency.gov.uk/homeandleisure/floods/3days/125305.aspx

Social media updates are available from the Environment Agency’s Midlands twitter account, https://twitter.com/envagencymids, national twitter account, https://twitter.com/EnvAgency, and Facebook Page, http://www.facebook.com/environmentagency

Further flooding related guidance and information is available  on this website at: http://www.birminghamprepared.gov.uk/advice/specific-risks/flooding/

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