Incredible Amounts of Rain Falling in the UK Today
The UK is expected to receive a month’s worth of rain today, making it the wettest day of the year so far.
24 flood warnings have been issued across drought-hit southern England, as high winds and up to two inches of rain swept the UK. Forecasters predict the bad weather will continue into May.
The rain is being accompanied by strong winds and, on mountains and high hills, significant snow fall has been predicted.
Netweather forecaster Paul Michaelwhite was quoted as saying: “It’s an April washout rather than April showers as unusually-deep, autumnal-type Atlantic low pushes across the south.
“This is an unusually active depression for the time of year, as the Atlantic is traditionally at its quietest during mid-to-late spring”.
I guess we should get used to an area being “drought-hit” one day and receiving a month’s worth of rain the next. Climate change seems to be making it impossible to know what’s going to happen next.