Floods submerge cars as Britain braces for ‘horrible’ rain – live

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Motorists warned not to drive through flooding

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The UK is set for “horrible” rainfall, warning motorists to avoid the roads after cars were submerged in floodwaters overnight.

The Met Office has issued three yellow rain warnings across much of the UK for Thursday, with up to 40mm of rain expected in the south east, while the Scottish highlands could see a flurry of snow as temperatures continue to fall.

The Environment Agency has issued 27 flood warnings and 104 flood warnings, mainly along the south coast of England and urged motorists not to drive through floodwaters, warning that “just 30cm is enough to move a car”.

About 20 cars were trapped in flooding in West Sussex after the A27 was closed in both directions between Emsworth and Chichester due to heavy rain last night, West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service said.

The M23 in Sussex is also closed and rail traffic has been disrupted by flooding caused by heavy rainfall.

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The UK is set for “horrible” rainfall, warning motorists to avoid the roads after cars were submerged in floodwaters overnight.

A yellow rain warning will cover much of the UK throughout Thursday from 00:00 to 23:59, with forecasters warning there is a slim chance of flooding homes and businesses, communities temporarily cut off by flooded roads and disruptions of transportation.

“The warning areas are where we’re most concerned about flood risk, but that doesn’t mean the areas beyond won’t see some pretty horrific conditions,” said Met Office spokesman Craig Snell.

Maryam Zakir-HusseinNovember 17, 2022 9:15 AM

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