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Met Office issues Storm Alex flood warning with Brits drenched for days
October 3, 2020
Brits face a washout weekend as rain hammers the UK – with some parts under threat of flooding.
Most of the UK will see heavy rain this weekend as Storm Alex hits.
The Met Office has issued amber and yellow warnings in parts of England due to the threat of flooding caused by strong wind and rain.
Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern said: "It's going to be a very wet weekend, with some places wet enough for an amber warning to be in force."
However, it won't be rainy everywhere all weekend.
The weather will start to brighten up across parts of East Anglia and the South East by Saturday afternoon.
Later on Saturday, parts of eastern Scotland, Northern Ireland, eastern England and Wales will see the worst of rain.
Temperatures across the whole country will hover around the low tens.
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Storm Alex has been hammering southern parts of England and Wales since Friday, bringing gale-force winds, torrential rain and huge waves.
There has been travel chaos and power cuts in the South West and on the Isle of Wight.
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The Met Office said some homes and businesses are “likely” to be flooded with fast-flowing floodwater creating “a danger to life”.
It warned: "An area of rain is expected to move into Scotland from the east on Saturday morning and persist though to Sunday before clearing westwards.
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"This is likely to bring widely 40-70mm of rain to this area with over 120mm possible over the high ground.
"Many places will see 25-50mm of rainfall, with totals of 70-90mm expected over higher ground of Wales and South West England as well as the potential for over 120mm in some of the most exposed high ground of Snowdonia and Exmoor."