Brits set for soaking weekend as Met Office issues severe rain weather warning

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Britain is set for a very wet weekend, with the Met Office issuing severe weather warnings for both Saturday and Sunday.

Meteorologists had already predicted wild weather during the week as the remnants of Hurricane Epsilon made their way to the UK.

But now the conditions look set to continue into the weekend, with yellow alerts in place in two large areas.

The first covers the north-west of England and stretches up into the southern parts of Scotland.

The second alert applies to much of the west coast of England and Wales, from Manchester all the way down to Cardiff.

The yellow alert applies to the same areas on Saturday and Sunday.

Severe weather warnings are already in place for slightly different areas on Thursday and Friday.

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The Met Office has issued storm and flooding advice for residents of the affected regions.

"Continuing periods of heavy rain on Saturday may lead to further flooding and disruption to transport," the Met Office said, adding these warnings:

  • There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings
  • There is a small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life
  • Where flooding occurs, there is a slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services
  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures
  • There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads
  • There is a slight chance of power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

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