Britain is expected to receive up to a month's rain this weekend. Amber warnings have been issued and there is a severe threat of flooding and even "danger to life" according to the Environment Agency.
The Environment Agency has warned that Yorkshire, the North East, the Midlands and East Anglia will be the first to be hit, although the storms are forecast to spread across the whole of the UK and 90 flood alerts have been issued. Travellers should pay particular attention to surface water when driving as one to two inches are set to fall on Britain's roads.
The UK was hit by torrential rain just two weeks ago, and it is feared that transport links that were impaired then will be further damaged this weekend, such as in the town of Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. The Environment Agency anticipates that the expected 60mm of rain will result in travel restrictions and road closures. As result, visitors and residents are encouraged to avoid long journeys due to an increased risk of accidents and becoming stranded.
Although the worst weather is forecast to subside after the weekend, Chris Burton, a forecaster with MeteoGroup has declared that "next week it is not going to get any drier." Travellers to and around Britain are therefore advised to monitor Met Office warnings, weather forecasts and to stay aware of road closures and disruptions to public transport links.
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