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UK weather: Brits battle through another day of yellow warnings… but worst is yet to come as Storm Ciarán sweeps through

BRITS are set to battle through another day of yellow warnings – with the worst set to come as Storm Ciaran sweeps through.

The Met Office is continuing to warn much of the country of extreme weather conditions headed our way.

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A woman tries to walk through flood waters in Northern Ireland on TuesdayCredit: Reuters
A man had to be rescued from his car in Strood, Essex, yesterday

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A man had to be rescued from his car in Strood, Essex, yesterdayCredit: Stephen Huntley/HVC
People canoe down a flooded Bank Parade in Northern Ireland on Tuesday

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People canoe down a flooded Bank Parade in Northern Ireland on TuesdayCredit: PA
Amber warnings for wind have been issued for the south coast

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Amber warnings for wind have been issued for the south coastCredit: Metoffice

As the majority of the UK has been covered by warnings since the weekend, some areas have since been issued with amber alerts.

The possible danger to life warning will impact the south coast of England and up towards Wales on Thursday when Storm Ciaran hits.

It has been put in place from 6am tomorrow until 8pm that same day.

The weather service said “very strong winds associated with Storm Ciarán may disrupt travel, utilities, and cause some structural damage” as gusts are expected to reach 90mph in parts.

Heavy showers can also be expected with up to 100m of rain to lash down from Wednesday until Friday – impacting Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and the south of England.

As we head towards the end of the working week, conditions will begin to settle with currently just one yellow warning for rain in place in the north of England, reaching parts of Scotland.

The “deep area of low pressure” bringing Storm Ciaran over saw conditions dip to -4C in Scotland over Tuesday night with the south of England experiencing 4C.

The Environment Agency has now issued 136 flood warnings and alerts.

Kate Marks, flood duty manager, said: “Significant surface water flooding is possible but not expected in the South East of England today and minor river flooding impacts are probable.

“Further significant flooding impacts are possible from Wednesday through to Friday in response to rain from Storm Ciaran.

“We advise people to stay away from swollen rivers and urge people not to drive through flood water as just 30cm of flowing water is enough to move your car.”

It comes after a severe weather event was declared over the weekend as strong winds battered Littlehampton and Wick, West Sussex.

tornado ripped through the area on Saturday night – tearing a roof off a home and causing damage to gardens.

One person in the property was taken to hospital for shock.

Thankfully, no one has been reported injured.

Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO) investigators were called to the seaside town on Sunday where it was categorised a T4 tornado.

A T4 has the strength to cause serious damage, uproot and snap trees, carry debris of up to 2km and even pick up cars.

And residents in South Tyneside were warned to stay away from the coastline after a dramatic cliff fall at Marsden Bay.

On Sunday, a desperate sea search was launched for a man who was last seen diving into the choppy waters off a jetty at Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset, around 4pm.

It’s understood the man, who is still missing, was trying to rescue a woman and her dog.

And on Monday, a couple were spotted clinging onto dear life so they didn’t get swept out to sea.

The pair were knocked off their feet and dragged into the water in Staithes, North Yorks in terrifying scenes.



https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/24591413/brits-battle-yellow-warnings-storm-ciaran-sweeps/ UK weather: Brits battle through another day of yellow warnings… but worst is yet to come as Storm Ciarán sweeps through

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