Britain faces more torrential rain this week, according to Meteorological Office has warned, after thunderstorms caused devastating flash floods in some areas.
It came after parts of Devon and Somerset suffered more than a month’s worth of rain on Sunday, causing flooding that forced the closure of Exeter Airport and Butlins in Minehead.
Eleven flood warnings were still in effect across the country. United Kingdom on Monday, affecting areas including the Cumbrian coast, the River Cole at Swindon and the River Gwash at Ryhall and Newstead, Lincolnshire.
On Tuesday, instability climate will continue a two-day yellow warning issued by the Met Office for heavy rain in Wales and north-west England, including Manchester, on Tuesday from 6am The office said flooding of homes and businesses was likely and bus and train services could be affected.
Looking ahead, the office said: “Clouds and rain will spread rapidly from the west during the morning, although after a period of drier rain with some bright periods in southern parts of the UK. Windy.”
And for the rest of the week, the office has forecast “unstable and quite autumnal with changing conditions.”
Exeter Airport reopened on Monday tomorrow and urged travelers to check status updates with their airlines.
An airport spokesperson said: “We are pleased to confirm that the airport is open today thanks to the hard work and determination of airport staff who worked overnight to clean up after yesterday’s flash flooding. “We look forward to welcoming passengers as usual.”
The Met Office said the rainfall was “highly localised”, with the airport receiving 57.4mm of rain, while Swindon, in Wiltshire, received 90.7mm overnight. These showers have since moved to areas of the East Midlands, with Nottingham and parts of Lincolnshire receiving between 40 and 45mm of rain on Monday.
Conditions are expected to remain “at times blustery” this week, the Met Office has warned, urging people to keep an eye on the forecast.
Met Office meteorologist Jonathan Vautrey said more storms are possible as the remnants of Hurricane Lee, which hit New England in the US and eastern Canada, move across the UK between Tuesday and Thursday.
It will no longer be a hurricane when it reaches the UK coast.
Vautrey said: “This will be picked up by the jet stream. The rains in some areas could be heavy with the risk of new storms. “It could be a pretty unstable autumn week.”