Flood Risk Remains in Southwest England
August 6 is expected to bring more heavy rain to Britain, even as many of Sunday’s flood warnings have been lifted. As of Monday, flood alerts remain in place for:
- Essex Coast from Clacton to St Peters Flat including the Rivers Colne and Blackwater Estuaries
- Mid-Bristol/Avon: Mid River Avon and tributaries including Melksham and Bradford on Avon
- Cranborne Chase area (Bishopstone, Bourton, Braemore, Britford, Broadchalk, Burgate, Chilmark, Downton, Farnham, Fordingbridge, Hinton St. Mary, Mere, Pimperne, Ringwood, Rockbourne, Shapwick, Sixpenny Handley, Tarrant Gunville, Tarrant Hinton and Tarrant Monkton): Groundwater flood alert
- West Dorset (Bridport, Chideock, Martinstown, Milborne St. Andrew, Nottington, Piddlehinton, Piddletrenthide, Upwey, Weymouth, Winterborne Abbas, Winterborne Kingston, Winterborne Steepleton, Winterborne Stickland, Winterborne Whitechurch and Winterborne Zelston): Groundwater flood alert
- Lower Avon and tributaries (tributaries between Ringwood and Christchurch)
Overall, the flood risk in most of the UK is still pretty low. Only the Northeast (Tyneside, Durham/Hartlepool area) has a “medium” risk of flooding, with no specific alerts for any given city. That risk drops to “low” as of August 7.
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Headlines say that the wet weather has “taken Britain by surprise“, but locals will tell you otherwise. Olympic Games or no, it’s been a rainy summer so far in Britain.