31st October 2023
Just two weeks after the devastating flooding caused by Storm Babet, the UK is once again on high alert as Storm Ciaran makes its way towards southern regions. The Met Office has issued weather warnings for heavy rain and strong winds on Wednesday and Thursday, emphasising the need to remain vigilant and prepared for potential flooding.
The yellow warning in place indicates that rainfall totals are expected to range between 40-60mm, which may not seem as severe as the 200mm deluge from Storm Babet. However, it’s important to recognise that the cumulative effects of ongoing weather disturbances can be equally destructive. As one storm follows another, rainfall accumulates in catchment areas over time, increasing the risk of flooding.
For those living in flood-prone regions or near water catchment areas, it’s crucial to take proactive measures to protect your property and ensure your safety. Stay informed about local weather updates, follow evacuation advisories if issued, and consider investing in flood defense systems where necessary.
Our UK hydrology consultancy can help you assess and mitigate the risks associated with heavy rainfall and flooding. Don’t wait until it’s too late – reach out to our experts for tailored advice and solutions to protect your property and loved ones.
Stay safe and stay prepared as the UK continues to weather the stormy season. Check the live Flood Updates to keep yourself informed: https://floodline.sepa.org.uk/floodupdates/