Flood warnings remain across UK following downpours


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Media captionFlood warnings across England and Wales remain in place on Sunday

Areas across the UK are still at risk of flooding after persistent heavy rain on Saturday led to flood warnings.

Downpours eased on Sunday, but 30 flood warnings remain in place for England, mostly in Yorkshire, and five for Wales.

One of the worst-hit areas was Capel Curig in Conwy County, which saw more than half a month’s worth of rain – 136.6mm – in the space of 24 hours.

Rail company Northern said flooding had caused disruption to some services.

The Environment Agency, which issues flood warnings for England, said it had reports of “localised flooding” in the Calder Valley, Greater Manchester, York and the River Severn.

It said temporary barriers had been installed in the Midlands as protection from the rising River Severn.

Barriers have been installed in Shrewsbury and Bewdley, and similar installations are being erected in Ironbridge and Wribbenhall.

In north Wales four people were rescued after two cars became stuck in flood water.

Emergency crews helped the occupants to safety after the incident at Bangor-on-Dee, Wrexham, on Sunday at 08:05 GMT.

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Media captionLocalised flooding is affecting parts of North Yorkshire

A flood warning is more severe than a flood alert and means immediate action is required as flooding is expected.

However, it is not as serious as a severe flood warning which means there could be a danger to life.

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Aerial shots show water spilling over the banks of the River Wye in Ross-on-Wye

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In York, water from the River Ouse submerged this car on Sunday

On Saturday, Lancashire Fire and Rescue said firefighters had rescued a number of people trapped in vehicles.

And two fire crews helped a farmer in Samlesbury move 170 sheep to higher ground after they became marooned on an island surrounded by flood water.

Football team Tadcaster Albion tweeted it was “devastated” after its pitch was flooded.

The Northern Premier League team, situated in North Yorkshire, tweeted a before and after photo of the damage caused by the flooding.

Deiniol Tegid, a spokesman for Natural Resources Wales, said: “The River Conwy is at its highest level ever recorded, so yes it’s quite bad in Llanrwst at the moment.

“We’re asking people to be very careful in that area and not to venture into flood water – please don’t take any risks.”

North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said about 40 properties had flooded in Parc yr Eryr, Llanrwst and police urged motorists to avoid the area.

On Saturday, Scotland had a single flood warning and a Met Office yellow warning for snow, as a wintry snap returned to the country.

Around 4cm (1.57in) of snow fell on the higher ground in Scotland at the start of the weekend.

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Snow fell in a number of areas across Scotland, including Dunblane


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