Flood alerts for parts of Yorkshire with yet more heavy rain forecast

Flood alerts have been issued for parts of Yorkshire as yet more heavy rain is set to fall on the county.

The River Ouse after bursting its banks in York city centre

A flood alert has been issued for the River Ouse in north Yorkshire with the Environment Agency predicting some parts of the region will experience between 3 and 5 inches of rain.

Almost a month’s worth of rain is expected to fall in parts of Wales, the Met Office said.

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The Environment Agency has issued yellow flood warnings for Wales and the north of England for the next two days, with between expected in some areas.

The average for Wales for the month of November is 6.3 inches, said forecaster Marco Petagna.

“We’re going to see three-quarters of that fall in just one or two days,” he said.

He added: “It is generally going to remain unsettled across the UK over the next couple of days.”

The high winds are expected to ease off from today, having caused widespread disruption to Yorkshire with roads closed and flights cancelled as a result of the gusts.

Storm Clodagh brought gales of 70mph on Sunday, leading to fallen trees and travel disruption across the UK, and a number of local authorities were forced to cancel their Christmas lights switch-on celebrations.

The Met Office has warned of a risk of “localised disruption to travel” today due to wind speeds.

Despite the wind and rain, southern parts of the UK will see reasonably mild temperatures for the time of year, Mr Petagna said.

He said: “It’s quite unusual to see such a big contrast across the UK for this time of year. We’re likely to see temperatures down to 3C (37.4F) in northern parts, which is below the average for this time, while southern parts could see highs of 13C (55.4F), which is quite mild.”