Full list of floods in the UK as the Met Office warns of more rain on the way

Nearly 60 areas are at risk of flooding after Britain was hit by heavy rain.

Weather warnings of heavy rain are in effect across the country.

It follows scenes of devastation in Cumbria and southern Scotland, where residents were evacuated after their homes were flooded.

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Two bridges were also washed away while drivers faced disturbances after heavy rain showers on Thursday and Friday.

The Environmental Protection Agency said in England that there are now eight flood warnings and 51 flood alarms, which are spread over parts of the north, south-west and south of England.

Over the past few days, 40 properties have been flooded in Cumbria, while 1,450 properties have been protected across the county partially down to some of the new flood defenses installed in areas such as Cockermouth, the Environmental Protection Agency said.

Ben Lukey, head of flood protection at the Danish Environmental Protection Agency, said: “Floods are devastating, so although we are happy that 1,450 properties have been protected, our thoughts are with the 40 households that have suffered.

The public has to stay vigilant this weekend and early next week as surface water and river floods could still bring disruption to the south-west as well as part of the north of England.

“The Danish Environmental Protection Agency’s team has been out on the ground clearing grids and screens where flood debris can build up and prevent river currents, and be ready to operate flood defenses if necessary.

Two cars on a road flooded with water with a man wading past

“In collaboration with our partners in local resistance forums, we support emergency preparedness to keep people safe where floods occur.

“We urge residents and visitors, especially vacationers in the Lake District and elsewhere, to be alert and check their flood risk by signing up for free flood warnings on the Gov.uk website and via @EnvAgency on Twitter, which offers the latest updates . ”

Cumbria County Council said about a dozen roads were closed, but staff had worked to assess routes and inspect bridge closures.

High water levels in Cockermouth, Cumbria, where the Met office warned of life-threatening floods.

Further north across the border, speed limits were introduced by Network Rail Scotland on the west coast main line on Friday after extreme rainfall.

On Friday night, the speed limits were lifted and Avanti West Coast said the service was now back to normal – advised passengers to check before leaving and that a normal service is planned for the weekend.

An update from Network Rail Lancashire and Cumbria said services are now running as usual on the west coast mainline from London Euston to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) said 11 flood alarms and 14 flood warnings were in place, mainly centered around the border area.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather forecast for a huge area stretching from Manchester, across Lancashire and Cumbria and up to Glasgow and Edinburgh in Scotland, with heavy rain and some disturbance possible due to flooding on Friday.

Another period of heavy rainfall is expected to affect central and south-west Scotland from early Saturday, the Met Office said, with 10-20mm forecast to fall quite wide across the warning area, much of this falling in just a few hours, and on already wet or saturated soil.

Heavy rainfall of 30-40 mm is possible across parts of Dumfries and Galloway, mainly on the hills, but rain will clear east later in the morning.

Eight flood warnings (flood likely) …

51 flood alarms (flood is possible) ….

  • Barnstaple, Braunton, Ilfracombe and Combe Martin area
  • The Exmoor Rivers
  • Helford and Fal Rivers
  • Lower Exe
  • Lower River Eden

  • Lower River Tamar

  • Lower Taw

  • Lower Tone and Parrett Moors

  • Lower Torridge area

  • Mid Devon Rivers

  • Middle Exe area

  • Middle River Tamar

  • North Cornwall Rivers

  • North Dartmoor Rivers

  • River Arrow in Herefordshire

  • River Ax

  • River Chew Upland

  • River Dart area

  • The Fowey River

  • River Leadon drainage

  • The Lynher River

  • River Plym and Tory Brook

  • The rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster

  • The rivers Clyst and Culm and their tributaries

  • Rivers Cocker, Marron and Derwent

  • The rivers Duddon, Crake and Mill Beck

  • The rivers Ehen, Calder, Irt and Esk

  • The rivers Greta, St Johns Beck and Bassenthwaite Lake

  • Rivers in the Forest of Dean

  • The rivers Kent and Bela

  • The rivers Looe and Seaton

  • The rivers Lowther and Eamont

  • Rivers Otter and Sid, and the Exmouth area

  • The rivers Tavy and Walkham

  • River Stour and Smestow Brook in Black Country and South Staffordshire

  • River Teign area

  • River Tone upland

  • River Tweed South Bank

  • River Wye and Gloucestershire

  • River Wye in Herefordshire

  • River Yealm

  • South Devon Rivers

  • South East Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches

  • South Somerset Rivers, Upper Reaches

  • St Austell and the Par rivers

  • Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water

  • Upper river Tamar

  • Upper Theme

  • Upper Torridge area

  • West Cornwall Rivers

  • West Somerset Streams

UK weather forecast for the next 5 days


Early rain, sometimes heavy, over parts of England, Scotland and Wales is slowly clearing away to the east. Sunshine follows, but also some heavy showers, mainly in the south and west. Pretty windy, especially in the east first.

High water levels in Cockermouth, Cumbria, where the Met office has warned of life-threatening floods and issued yellow weather warnings as the area was whipped with “persistent and heavy rain”. Up to 300 mm is expected to fall in parts of the region, which typically see an average of 160 mm in October. Image Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021.


Cool with clear periods for most this evening. Wet and windy weather with heavy rain and coastal gales then follows into western, southern and central Britain during the early hours.


Early rain over parts of England, Scotland and Wales is slowly clearing away to the east.


Sunny periods and showers follow to the south, while longer northern rain returns later. Windy.

Prospects for Monday to Wednesday:

Sunshine and showers, some heavy, mainly around the coasts.

Often windy in the north and west, lighter elsewhere. Temperatures slightly below average.

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