Flood alert: Torrential rain sparks panic TONIGHT – roads shut and evacuation fears spike

UK weather: 'Exceptional' rainfall forecast by Met Office

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Such is the heavy band of low pressure, parts of the Lake District, such as Cockermouth, are already seeing high levels of rainfall. Express.co.uk understands evacuation plans have been discussed in the Lake District, due to the heavy band of rain hitting the country. Meanwhile, in Glasgow roads have been flooded on the eve of COP26.

A Twitter account named, Meteo Atlas reported: “Extreme rainfall has already prompted flood warnings in the Lake District.

“Water is running off the bare fells into towns and villages.”

The Met Office has issued amber weather warnings for Wednesday night and Thursday due to the high levels of rain.

Such is the heavy rain, the forecaster has warned of flooding and damage to buildings.

There may also be power cuts and interrupted public transport due to the heavy rain.

The heavy rain is expected to be focused in the far north of the country on Thursday night and Friday.

According to the forecaster, Cumbria and parts of southern Scotland will see the heaviest of rain.

Most of Wales will also see heavy rain on Thursday due to the heavy band of weather.

Such is the high amount of rain expected, a yellow weather warning has also been issued for the country.

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While the worst of the rain will be experienced on Thursday, yellow weather warnings have also been issued for Carlisle and Wales on Friday.

Commenting on the outlook from Wednesday to Sunday, the Met Office says: “Rain, heavy at times, persisting across parts of northern England, southern Scotland, Wales and perhaps Northern Ireland.

“Clearer and showery further north, whilst southern and eastern England remain mostly dry and very mild.

“Further rain, heavy at times, affecting northern England, southern Scotland, more of Wales then southwest England.

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“Brighter with showers in the northwest, whilst staying mild and dry in the southeast.

“Friday to Saturday will be changeable with bands of rain and showers, heavy at times, and often windy.

“Sunny with clear spells in between. Temperatures will be around to slightly below the average for the time of year.”

Forecaster WXCharts also shows high levels of rain for the north of England and Wales on Thursday night.

Such is the deluge of rain, they predict up to 10mm an hour on Thursday.

Wales and the southwest of England will experience lower levels of 5-7mm per hour on Thursday.

The Met Office’s long-range forecast for November 11 to 25 says: “Northwesterly winds are likely to continue to dominate during this period.

“It will continue to feel cool with temperatures below average for many.

“The unsettled weather will continue, where the west and northwest will see the wettest conditions, and the east and southeast the driest.

“Longer spells of rain will be interspersed with showers, these are likely to be wintry over the Scottish Highlands and perhaps the hills of northern England and Wales later in the month.

“There will be some drier and settled spells, but these will often be short-lived. However, if they occur overnight, frost and fog is likely.”

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