Self Catering in The Lake District

Self Catering in The Lake District
Lake District Holiday Cottages

Monday, January 21, 2008

Flooding Alert for Lake District Holiday Cottages

With the Met Office forecasting heavy rain over the coming days, especially over western parts of England and Wales, concerns remain over further flooding. During Friday and Saturday Atlantic weather fronts could bring as much 100mm of rain to exposed upland areas of Wales, south west England and the Lake District. Met Office Operations Director Keith Groves said: “The weather over the next three days is certainly causing concern and we have a close working relationship with the Environment Agency in these situations. Our main focus is Friday and Saturday but heavy rain could continue into Sunday and it is this cumulative effect that is causing the current problems.” Many rivers are already very full and Doug Whitfield, National Flood Warning Duty Officer at the Environment Agency said: “Although we are paying close attention to the rivers Wye, Dee and Severn we are continuing to closely monitor all rivers across England and Wales during this period of very wet weather.” The heavy rain expected over western hills and mountains is only part of the story. As the water makes it way down stream, local flooding is likely over the following days as rivers become more swollen. The Environment Agency Floodline 0845 988 1188 provides latest information on flood warnings.
blog comments powered by Disqus