Rain and storms cause travel delays

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Media caption BBC Weather’s Ben Rich says thunderstorms will drift north and westwards

Travellers are dealing with interruption after torrential rain and water damage hit parts of the UK – along with warnings of more severe weather ahead.

Rail networks happen to be affected by the storms, and a quantity of roads closed.

Some flights at Gatwick are already cancelled, while several travellers stated they had been “stranded” abroad.

A Met Office yellow caution for rain is within force across northern and traditional western parts of the UK, as heavy showers are due to continue throughout Fri.

A speaker for Gatwick Airport advised travellers to check their flight status using their airline, adding: “Due to thunderstorms and fog across Europe, we have been experiencing some delays and cancelling to flights today. ”

British Airways furthermore said it was was “working tirelessly” to minimise disruption, after thunder or wind storms caused problems for airlines upon Thursday.

EasyJet cancelled forty eight flights in and out of Gatwick Airport terminal amid yesterday’s bad weather, whilst Ryanair cancelled or delayed the “small number” of flights.

Chris Harper, from Epsom, has been trying to get home from Paris, france since Thursday evening, but has already established two flights with EasyJet terminated.

“Myself and 179 passengers were left stranded on the airport last night by EasyJet, inch he said.

He or she said he hoped to return towards the UK on a flight on Fri night.

In the meantime, Great Western Railway trains, which usually serve south Wales, and the southern part of and western England, were previously running more slowly than typical after Network Rail imposed the precautionary blanket speed restriction.

And there was severe interruption across the Northern rail network.

Nationwide Rail said providers across central England were likely to be disrupted during the morning.

A yellow caution for rain covering much of the united kingdom is in place until 22: 00 BST on Friday.

Heavy showers and thunderstorms might lead to sudden flooding, power cuts as well as a potential risk to life and home, the Met Office warned.

Much of the rest of the nation, however , can expect warm weather and sunlight over the weekend.

Areas of Oxford experienced flash flooding immediately. Didcot Parkway station was more than a feet under water plus 100 people had to be evacuated through the Old Fire Station arts center after water started coming with the roof.

In Herefordshire, homes were flooded and super started a small fire at a house within Colwall .

The Environment Agency has urged individuals to check their flood risk : especially if they are travelling to unfamiliar places over half term.

The organisation also declared that south-west England, Hampshire and the Western Midlands were most at risk, along with urban areas most likely to suffer from any display flooding later.

Kate Marks, flood duty manager on the Environment Agency, said teams works “24/7” to operate flood defences, obvious blockages in rivers and channels and offer support at incidents associated with surface water flooding.

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