Flooding and Power Cuts Possible After Yellow Weather Warnings Issued for the UK

Yellow weather warnings have been issued by the Met Office for citizens across the UK.

The warnings include the risk of flooding due to heavy rainfall and power cuts, as well as travel disruption.

The new alert indicated that torrential rainfall could also flood homes and businesses and damage some buildings.

In addition, there is a chance for the disruption of travel schedules and road closures nationwide.

The weather alert came as spells of heavy rain started on Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and September 4.

The affected areas already include Aberdeenshire, Central, Tayside and Fife, and the Highlands.

During the initial warning, the Met Office expected thick rainfall in parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland, with an emphasis on power outages in communities affected by floodwaters.

The yellow weather warnings this week are issued for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, which could be affected by lightning, hail, and strong winds from Monday, September 5.

The greatest threat of these weather hazards includes a torrential rain which could fall within an hour.

In the past, the rapid downpour of rain showers results in the quick accumulation of floodwaters, which initially submerged low-lying areas.

Although a separate weather event, the yellow thunderstorm warning comes as Hurricane Danielle traverses the North Atlantic Ocean.

Latest weather forecasts indicated that Danielle will head toward the direction of Europe, which could initially impact the UK, France, and their surrounding countries in the coming days.

The hurricane was initially forecasted to strike the eastern coastline of the US and Canada.

UK Yellow Thunderstorm Warnings

(Photo : Handout/NOAA GOES-East satellite image)

The Met Office also warns motorists to prepare for a more “challenging driving conditions” over hail and spray from standing water along the roads, Sky News.

According to Met Office Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Jason Kelly, daily forecasts are not certain, but each day there will be a risk of showers or longer rain spells for many parts of the country in general.

The national forecaster also stated that the main concern would be disruption to road traffic movement and delayed train services, as cited by the UK-based newspaper Express.

UK Storm Season

While the Met Office claims that hurricanes do not form in the latitudes of the UK, it can still be affected by so-called “deep depressions” that are remnants or former hurricanes that have moved slighter toward higher latitudes, including ex-Hurricane Ophelia back in 2017.

Nevertheless, the UK is still vulnerable to the threat posed by the Atlantic hurricane season, which spans from June to November each year.

While hurricane or storm formations reside over tropic or sub-tropic waters, there are instances where these storms travel either in the Caribbean, North America, or to Europe.

A fixed trajectory of these storms is always ambivalent since it can change any time.

Earlier this year, Storm Eunice, along with other similar weather phenomenon, battered parts of the UK and other countries in Europe, resulting in several casualties and a widespread travel chaos.

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