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UK News Flood warnings as remnants of storm Sebastien could batter UK

12:05  24 november  2019
12:05  24 november  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Flood -ravaged areas are bracing themselves for more heavy rain over the next five days as the UK could feel the remnants of a tropical storm . "The remnants of tropical storm Sebastien will raise concerns too. This storm formed in the tropical Atlantic last Tuesday and had since meandered

Remnants of Tropical Storm Sebastien will batter the UK with heavy downpours and strong winds, bringing more "danger to life" flood risks this week. The Met Office has issued several yellow weather warnings in both the southwest and northeast England as torrential showers could wreak move

Flood-ravaged areas are bracing themselves for more heavy rain over the next five days as the UK could feel the remnants of a tropical storm.

a man walking in the rain: The army was deployed during the previous flooding © Getty The army was deployed during the previous flooding

Storm Sebastien, which formed in the tropical Atlantic last week, is moving northeastwards and looks set to affect the UK by midweek.

Sky News weather presenter Isobel Lang said: "More rain is forecast this week with the focus across southern and northeastern parts of the UK for the heaviest totals at this stage.

a close up of text on a black background: Forecasters alerts for areas already ravaged by floods. Pic: Met Office © Other Forecasters alerts for areas already ravaged by floods. Pic: Met Office

"The remnants of tropical storm Sebastien will raise concerns too. This storm formed in the tropical Atlantic last Tuesday and had since meandered around looking rather uneventful.

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Flood warnings remain in place across the UK after parts of north-west England experienced more than a month's worth of rain in the last 24 hours. Nearly 100 flood warnings remain across the UK - six of them in England severe, meaning there is a danger to life. The severe warnings are across the

The UK has been battered by gale force winds and heavy rains for the second weekend in a row as a cluster of storms continues to cross the Atlantic.

"However, it is now moving northeastwards at more of a pace and its remnants look set to affect us in some way by midweek.

"The remnants of this tropical storm are likely to bring outbreaks of heavy rain and coastal gales, coinciding with some high spring tides across much of the UK through Tuesday and Wednesday and the Met Office has weather warnings in force in anticipation."

a car parked in the water: Flooding in Doncaster. File pic © Getty Flooding in Doncaster. File pic

The rain on Saturday moved into Scotland and northern England, South West England and South Wales and yellow weather warnings have been put in place amid fears that 40mm to 60mm (1.5in to 2.3in) of rain could fall over the next few days.

water next to a brick building: Rising water caused people to evacuate their homes in Fishlake © Getty Rising water caused people to evacuate their homes in Fishlake

The Met Office says that by midweek, the East Midlands and South Yorkshire are also expecting a deluge, on top of the ground already flooded earlier this month, with a yellow weather warning with the possibility of flooding already in place.

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Ahead of Storm Dennis, the Environment Agency is operating flood defences and flood storage Mr Curtin advised residents to sign up for the free flood warnings as soon as they could . As Storm Dennis rolls in to batter the UK sightseers and storm watchers were out to witness the huge waves in

Flood hit areas could still feel the effects of the heavy rains brought by Storm Dennis after it has passed, experts have warned. Storm Dennis will continue to bring disruptive weather into early next week, and there are flood warnings in place across much of England.

Seven flood warnings are in place across England and Wales along with 60 less severe flood alerts.

Met Office weather forecaster Alex Burkill said: "Across the next five days we have got warnings for each day.

"On Wednesday it's covering that area of Yorkshire and Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, that area which saw the severe flooding.

"At the moment, the rainfall is not expected to be particularly heavy for the time of year, but we are expecting it to be significant.

"There are likely to be some impacts."

The army was called earlier this month to help affected communities after towns and villages around Doncaster and Sheffield and parts of the Midlands were drenched by heavy downpours.

Doncaster Council said more than 900 homes and businesses in the town were affected by the rain earlier this month.

Drier but colder weather is expected for later in the week with the possibility of some night frosts and snow showers over northern hills.

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