A flash flood is a sudden flood event caused by a hydrologic response of the drainage basin. Flash floods are normally strongly localized and associated with extreme showers or thunderstorm activity, when high rates of precipitation occur in a short period of time.
On July 4, 2001 a flash flood swept through the Bryn Gwyn holiday park near Bala, North Wales leaving up to 45,000 homes without power and moving caravans several hundred yards away
Flood warnings are issued by the relevant government agencies for your area. The warnings for flood should appear on here live but we recommend that any danger of flood is checked by your flood authority eg EA or SEPA.
We aim to give as much flood information as possible including flood warnings and flood predictions, we have river cams to show flood states of rivers, used in conjunction with weather rain radar to predict if rain will continue and cause possible flooding.
In addition we have rain gauges showing rain fall and likely floods and flooding.
66 percent of flood deaths occur in vehicles, and most happen when drivers make a single, fatal mistake trying to navigate through flood waters.
Just 6 inches of rapidly moving flood water can knock a person down.
A mere 2 feet of water can float a large vehicle even a bus.
Flood warnings are updated by Gov agencys. We endeavour to keep the flood warnings updated but you may need to refresh the page occasionally in case your computer has the flood warnings stored in its cache.
Any doubt about these flood warnings and you should visit the relevant gov site to confirm latest flood warnings are being shown.
We have flood warnings on this site so as much information can be gained from one source as possible rather than users searching for different information in different places.
Severe flood warnings are the most dangerous warning with alerts, and flood warning often issued before severe flood warnings
lets say you want the 5 day weather forecast for wales you can see longer up to 15 days ahead
To use these weather charts we recommend this method. Choose model first I.E GFS or NAE etc
Then choosing what you want for that model i.e percipitation or pressure chart etc.
Now run through the hours that you want to monitor
Now you are looking at the latest run for this model
To compare any changes for that time with that model change run time ie from 18z back to 12z etc. This shows the same time as previously looked at but what the model predicted back at previous time, compared to what latest run shows.
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