BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns of flooding as washout hits ahead of weekend heatwave

BBC Weather: Risk of flooding as heavy rain to hit UK

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BBC Weather’s Carol Kirkwood has said there is a risk of flooding across northeast Scotland. The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for rain on Tuesday and Wednesday in Scotland. Ms Kirkwood said: “As we go through this week it is going to remain mild with temperatures above average, really peaking around mid-week but it’s not going to dry everywhere.

“There is some heavy rain which exacerbates the flooding the risk.

“It’s also going to be windy Tuesday and Wednesday but by the end of the week high pressure builds in so it looks like it’s going to be drier.

“Temperatures could get up to 17C, possibly even 18C in the southeast but as I mentioned it’s not going to be bone dry.”

She added that there is a risk of flooding in Scotland and northeast England.

Ms Kirkwood continued: “Today there is some rain and overcast as it moves eastwards and eradicating that bright start.

“Behind it, the sun will come out and it will be dry for most.

“Winds will strengthen in the west and then we’ll have the arrival of our next weather front introducing all this rain.

“Some snow above 500m to 600m.”

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It comes as flooded road and rail links brought disruption and some were homes evacuated after torrential rainfall soaked parts of the UK.

A swathe of weather warnings covering parts of Scotland, north-west England and Wales remained in place on Saturday night after some areas were struck by 36 hours of wet conditions.

In Wales, footage shared on social media showed a swollen river at Pontypridd, while other videos revealed flooded parts of Carmarthen where the River Towy burst its banks.

Malcolm Rees, 54, a coracle boat maker in Carmarthen, said one of his sheds was submerged in one metre deep floodwater.


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He said his family had been using the shed since the 1930s and in his father’s time using it the river had only come in once in 1987.

But Mr Rees added: “In the last couple of years it’s been in three of four times”.

He said floodwater deposited silt and sediment after draining away, with “sludge” left “everywhere”.

“Every time it floods I’ve got to get a skip and things that are damaged go in the skip,” Mr Rees said, whose work on the boats is for heritage purposes.

“It’s the businesses in the area that I feel for,” he said, highlighting that a nearby garage and joinery were flooded.

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