Flooding continues to cause problems for many people in the South West of England (see post from Saturday 22 December here). Whilst heavy rains further north have also caused problems in the Midlands,
Wales and parts of Scotland today
Warnings from the Met Office:
Andy Page, Met Office Chief Forecaster, said: "Following a very wet and windy weekend, there is yet more rain expected to spread from the South West this evening and during Monday. This will give 10 to 20 mm of rain quite widely across parts of
England and Wales but south west England my see in excess of 30 mm
Almost half of the expected monthly rainfall fell in one day in parts of
PHOTO - Floods disrupt travel: The railway line through
Exeter underwater. http://t.co/UxMbHIYx via @BeebJournalist
Flooding problems in
are continuing after the River Exe burst its banks.
VIDEO: Railway engineers are working alongside the emergency services to try and prevent water reaching a vital signal box on the Paddington to Penzance line at
The Environment Agency still had one severe flood warning – meaning there is "danger to life" – in place on Sunday morning, for the river Cober at Helston, in west
after heavy rainfall overnight.
There were 182 flood warnings, urging people to take immediate action, with the most in the south-west and the
In Umberleigh, near Barnstaple in
a woman was rescued by a lifeboat after she was swept away from her car in the
early hours of Sunday. A Devon and Cornwall
police helicopter found the woman clinging to branches of a tree on the banks
of the swollen river Taw.
VIDEOS – Heavy rains continue
Cornwall, heavy rain
caused two landslides which cut off the nearby the . village of Hannafore
The RNLI says it rescued 12 people, two dogs and six cats - using two lifeboats - in Lostwithiel, Cornwall on Saturday evening.
Around 40 homes were evacuated in Stonehaven after the River Carron burst its banks and affected a number of streets in the centre of the town. Residents said water levels were waist-high.
VIDEO - Eleven families fled their homes in
night as a 20 foot wall collapsed onto homes after two landslides.
Many roads across South west
are still closed due to flooding. For example in Devon,
the A379, A377, A3072, A396, A388 were all still closed at 15:00 on Sunday. Whilst rail passengers are still being advised not to try and travel west of Taunton.
Sources: The Guardian, ITV News, BBC News, BBC Weather, Sky News, Daily Mail, Met Office
Flooding causes Christmas misery in SW England – 22 December 2012