The UK is struck by the remains of a US storm this week. The heavy rainfall this weekend is forcing the Eden Project in Cornwall to close its doors when a landslide is reported.
There are currently 15 flood warnings in much of the Southwest and Central Plateau – some of them extend as far as North Yorkshire.
And the weather is unlikely to improve much in the coming week as the country will be hit by the end of the Nor & # 39; easter storm in the US, temperatures plummeting and causing widespread frost.
Heavy showers in recent days have forced the Eden Project – an ecological visitor attraction in Tier 1 Cornwall – to close.
The charity's official Twitter announced that the site had to close overnight "due to significant flooding".
A source told CornwallLive that the rain was covering one side of land "which forced evacuation of the entire site".
This was followed by a weekend of heavy rains that resulted in a month of rain in 24 hours.
Devon saw 5.4 inches of rain yesterday alone – more than the 3.4 inch monthly average for England. Carmarthenshire, South Wales, was beaten by 3.9 inches in just 24 hours.
Heavy rains yesterday afternoon caused a coal spike in the Rhondda Valley to run down the side of a hill, urging local authorities to order nearby residents to stay away.
And in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18 people were evacuated from a trailer park in Cornwall under a mass flood.
Meanwhile, a driver of a DPD delivery van in Newbridge in Usk, Wales, who was stranded in the flood, was rescued by rescue services who were crossing the deep water with a dinghy.
Marco Petagna, Met Office forecaster, told The Mirror: "The remnants of the US Northeast Storm are on their way.
"Then it gets colder in the run-up to the big day – and the cold can linger during the festive season."
In the UK, it rained in just one day for a month on Saturday after heavy rains hit the country, forcing a mass evacuation at a trailer park in Cornwall and a coal spike in Wales to slide down the slope (pictured)
Heavy showers in the past few days have forced the Eden Project (picture) – an ecological visitor attraction in Tier 1 Cornwall – to close
And in the early hours of Saturday morning, 18 people were evacuated from a trailer park in Cornwall under a mass flood (picture)
There are currently 15 flood warnings in much of the Southwest and Central Plateau – some of them extend as far as North Yorkshire
Following yesterday's coal slip, a Rhondda Council spokesman confirmed there was no risk to homes in the area – but further moves could be imminent if the rain continues.
A statement said: “Following surveys of the site carried out at the tip of Wattstown following the landslide that morning, the council is urging residents to stay away from the site.
“While the landslide does not pose a risk to property, there is still the possibility of further movement around the property and it is imperative that the public continue to stay away.
& # 39; The Council has been in talks with the UK and Welsh Governments over this location for several months after prioritizing privately owned tipping in Wattstown following the Storm Dennis review in recognition of it being placed under a reinforced surveillance system .
Meanwhile, a driver of a DPD delivery van in Newbridge in Usk, Wales, who was stranded in the flood, was rescued by rescue services who crossed the deep water with a dinghy on Saturday
Heavy rains yesterday afternoon caused a coal spike in the Rhondda Valley to run down the slope (see picture). This prompted local authorities to order nearby residents to stay away
After yesterday's coal slip (picture), a spokesman for the Rhondda Council confirmed that there is no risk for houses in the region. However, further movement could be imminent if the rain continues
When the trailer park in Cornwall was flooded yesterday (picture), a total of 18 people were evacuated and then rehabilitated. 50 caravans were searched to check the welfare of their residents
The Devon and Cornwall Police, as well as Dartmoor and Cornwall Search and Rescue were also present yesterday (picture). The fire department called Devon water rescue teams after 35mm of rain fell in just 24 hours
"The Council had urgent talks with the Welsh Government after the event and options to secure the site are now being considered."
Met Office meteorologist Tom Morgan told Sky News that yesterday's rainfall figures in Whitebarrow, Devon and Carmarthenshire, South Wales were well above what we expected.
There are currently a total of 15 flood warnings urging the British to take "immediate action" to ensure safety.
These areas include Notter Bridge in Cornwall, where a caravan site was evacuated yesterday.
Parts of Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire have warnings as do York and parts of the Lake District.
And the rain is unlikely to let up well into Christmas week, as the west of the country bears the brunt of the heavy showers – with the hail and thunder sometimes forecast today.
The southwest will then rain more persistently later on Sunday before spreading to much of England and Wales overnight, the Met Office confirmed.
In central and southern England, it will rain heavily at regular intervals on Mondays, and the afternoon will bring brighter magic.
People rushed to Twitter to share their pictures of the Coal Spike landslide in Wales that came after heavy rain that weekend
The River Usk broke its banks at Crickhowell in Powys, Wales as flooding continued to hit parts of the UK on Saturday
The River Usk broke its banks at Crickhowell in Powys, Wales on Saturday. This weekend saw heavy rain across much of the UK
The warning raised fears of further landslides after 600 tons of rock fell from a 100-foot cliff on the Dorset Jurassic Coast near Burton Bradstock (pictured) yesterday
Flooded fields in Carmarthenshire on Saturday after the River Towy burst its banks after heavy rains in parts of Wales
Strong waves crashed against the Dorset coast in West Bay on Saturday as the Met Office in the southwest issued rain warnings
For the rest of the week, temperatures will drop further north as the weather becomes "increasingly wintry".
Widespread frost will hit the UK through Thursday as it gets even drier and colder.
When the trailer park in Cornwall was flooded yesterday, a total of 18 people were evacuated and subsequently rehabilitated. 50 caravans were searched to check the welfare of their residents.
The Devon and Cornwall Police as well as Dartmoor and Cornwall Search and Rescue were also present. The fire department called Devon water rescue teams after 35mm of rain fell in just 24 hours.
"Around 6:30 am, we were called to a property at the end of Lostwithiel that was flooded," said firefighter Steve Strauss.
"Two people were taken away from there with two dogs and we've been pumping ever since," he added.
Weather warnings raised fears of further landslides after 600 tons of rock fell from a 100-foot cliff on the Dorset Jurassic Coast near Burton Bradstock – 100 meters from Billy Bragg's 2.4 million pound home and 300 feet from a cafe .
Nobody was injured.
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