Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham and other towns in Berkshire covered by the Met Office Amber Weather Warning
The Met Office has issued an orange weather warning for parts of Berkshire.
The rain warning is in effect from 9 p.m. on Wednesday evening, October 20 until 2 a.m. on Thursday, October 21.
Cities like Reading, Bracknell, Wokingham, Newbury and Windsor are covered by the warning, which was announced on Wednesday evening.
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The warning reads: “Very heavy rains are expected to cause surface water flooding overnight.
“Very heavy rains will occur Wednesday evening and night, with 20-30 mm of rain possible in one hour and locally 60 mm in 2-3 hours.
“This will lead to surface water flooding, especially if the heaviest rains occur in major cities.”
What is a Met Office weather warning?
The Met Office issues weather warnings when there is a risk that the weather will cause damage, disturbance, or danger to life. In general, warnings will be issued in the event of heavy rain, wind, fog, thunder, sleet or snow. They come in three categories.
Yellow: The lowest of the three. Yellow means you need to plan ahead for potential disruption to travel and other daily activities. These are the most common.
Amber: One step above yellow, an orange warning means there is an increased risk of disturbance / danger to life and property.
Red: These are only issued when “extreme weather” is expected. When a message is issued, the Met Office advises taking immediate action to ensure your safety and the safety of others, as damage, disruption and risk to life are likely. Red warnings are extremely rare anywhere in the UK.
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