Met Office warning: Heavy rain to strike as ‘danger to life’ threat issued ...

England has already seen 141 percent of its average February rainfall so far this month and this weekend is set to be no different as heavy downpours continue to be forecast. The onslaught of rain has prompted the Environment Agency to issue two danger to life warnings in Hereford, as well as 67 red flood warnings across the rest of the UK.

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The Environment Agency has issued two severe flood warnings in Hampton Bishop, a village south-east of Hereford, Herefordhsire, as spells of heavy rain are forecast this weekend.

The red alert, which warns of danger to life, is in place from today and is likely to be extended through the weekend.

The severe weather warning covers the River Lugg and the River Why as forecasters put in place hundreds of flood warnings and alerts covering much of the country.

Rainfall is forecast for the area tonight into Saturday, which experts fear could cause water levels for both the River Lugg and Why to rise to dangerous levels.

met office weather warning uk flood warningsMet Office warning: A series of weather warnings are in place across the UK (Image: Gov.uk/WXCharts)

Met office weather warningsMet office weather warnings: Several alerts are in place on Saturday (Image: Met office)

For the River Wye, current river levels remain high at the Mordiford river gauge and the upcoming rain fall is likely to worsen this.

The water levels are expected to rise to between 4.3 and 4.8metres on Sunday.

But experts fear the river could rise beyond this, as rainfall is forecast into Monday night.

River levels on the River Lugg remain high at the Ludwardine river gauge, resulting in flood risks to nearby properties.

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