The following update was received today from the Met Office:
Change of month, no change of weather I’m afraid. The next in the series of Atlantic low pressure centres has trundled in towards the UK and decided to take up semi-permanent residence. This means further rain or showers, possibly heavy, for many of us over the coming 4 to 5 days at least.
Specifically, Met Office Operations Centre have this morning issued a Yellow Alert for rain for Friday and Saturday across a swathe of northern England which includes much of central, northern and eastern Cumbria. The full text and additional commentary can be found at;
This morning’s Flood Guidance Statement supplies more detail on the respective risks from fluvial and surface water excess.
There’s little to add at this stage other than be aware of the potential for renewed rain-related disruption at the end of the week. The meteorological set-up would suggest that any disruption is more likely to occur in the eastern half of the county towards and over the Pennine areas.
I will update you on developments tomorrow.
Alan Goodman; Met Office Advisor (Civil Contingencies)