Published On: Sun, Oct 13th, 2019

UK weather forecast: Met Office issues weather warning as Typhoon Hagibis to impact UK | Weather | News


The warning will begin at 12pm on Monday and last for 12 hours. More than two inches of rain is expected to fall across much of England. This includes London, Birmingham and Manchester.

And Typhoon Hagibis, which has left at least 30 dead and more missing in Japan, is forecast to impact the jet stream and effect British weather next week.

Met Office Science tweeted: “As warm moist air from Typhoon Hagibis comes north to clash with a cold front pushing south-east across Russia, the strengthening temperature contrast will accelerate the Jet Stream by 100mph in 48 hours!

“By affecting the jet, Hagibis could influence UK weather next week.”

The Met Office added heavy rain could lead to flooding next week.

It added: “Heavy rain is expected to move northwards across much of England on Monday afternoon and evening, giving a localised risk of flooding.”

The Environment Agency has already issued one flood warning and 31 flood alerts.

Southern parts of England will be hit the hardest by rain, according to Meteogroup.

A spokesperson said: “It will be mostly dry with sunny periods but cloudy in the south with rain spreading into south-east England.

“Showers for western Scotland and rain across Northern Ireland will track eastwards into south-west Scotland during the afternoon. Some of the rain will be heavy, especially over Ireland.

READ MORE: UK weather forecast: Britain to be battered by a deluge of rain

The typhoon has left vast sections of towns under water, according to public broadcaster NHK.

At least 15 people are missing and 177 injured by Hagibis, which dumped record levels of rain around Japan on Saturday.

About 100,000 homes were left also without power.

Rescue efforts came to a standstill when more than 20 rivers in central and northeastern Japan burst their banks and dozens more overflowed although their banks were still intact, NHK said.

Even evacuating residents was no easy task, as rescue centres became over-filled with residents and a 77-year-old woman fell about 40 metres to her death during an airlift.

Some of the worst damage hit the central Japanese city of Nagano, where the Chikuma River inundated swaths of land and forced military helicopters to airlift people from homes.

Kiyokazu Shimokawa, 71, speaking at an evacuation centre, said he had waited all night with his wife and mother until they were finally rescued around 3pm (6am GMT) on Sunday.

He told Reuters: “I made the mistake of figuring that as long as we were on the second floor of the house, we’d be fine.

“When we realised that maybe we should evacuate, it was too late – the water rose very quickly.”



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