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Sunday, 23 September 2012

Stormy weather hits UK

The Met Office issued warnings for the week beginning 24th September 2012, regarding wet and windy weather expected to affect many parts of the UK in the week ahead

Heavy and persistent rain was forecast to lead to localised flooding and also strong easterly winds were expected to cause some disruption. Gales and even severe gales were also expected to develop as the system moved north.

From BBC Weather website - Monday 24 September 2012

What caused this?

Out in the Atlantic, the remains of Hurricane Nadine fed moist air into an area of low pressure sitting over north-west Spain. A kink in the jet stream pushed the low pressure towards the UK, deepening all the time – this created stronger winds and rainfall. As a result, heavy rain and severe gales were expected to affect the UK 

For more detail on this, watch the BBC Weather explanation here

Impacts

MONDAY 24th SEPTEMBER

VIDEO: Parts of the UK hit by heavy rain and strong winds
VIDEO: Village cut off by flood water in Somerset

TUESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER


BBC Weather chart - Tuesday 25 September 2012


VIDEO: Homes and transport hit by flooding
VIDEO and TEXT: Flooding in North East England



VIDEO: Foam swept in as winds affect Scotland
INTERACTIVE MAP: Flood map showing areas affected
VIDEO: Environment Agency advice

WEDNESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER

VIDEO and TEXT - Homes at risk as flooding continues
VIDEO - River Ouse bursts it's banks in York
INTERACTIVE FLOOD MAP - Areas affected in UK
VIDEO - Most intense UK storms in decades - why?

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