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UK News Cars submerged amid flooding as UK deals with fallout from Storm Brendan

15:20  15 january  2020
15:20  15 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

Storm Brendan: Warning across Northern Ireland for disruptive winds

  Storm Brendan: Warning across Northern Ireland for disruptive winds A storm is expected to bring gusts of up to 80 mph around coastal areas tomorrow, the Met Office has warned.There are warnings in place from the Met Office for all six counties in Northern Ireland, and for western coastal areas of England Scotland and Wales.

Severe gales and coastal flooding have affected much of Scotland as Storm Brendan sweeps in Media captionFootage from Bel Hawson shows waves crashing onto the A83 in Ardrishaig as cars "The Met Office forecast was for Storm Brendan to blow through within 14 hours, but the forecast for

Storm Brendan has been followed by wintry showers, flooding and more gales in parts of Scotland, causing further travel disruption. Media playback is unsupported on your device. Media captionFootage from Bel Hawson shows waves crashing onto the A83 in Ardrishaig as cars drive along.

a group of people standing on top of a sandy beach: A car is swept into the sea near Blackpool (@LythamCG/Twitter) © Provided by PA Media A car is swept into the sea near Blackpool (@LythamCG/Twitter)

Parts of the UK have been hit by flooding in the wake of Storm Brendan, with some drivers seeing their cars submerged in water.

The Environment Agency has issued flood warnings and alerts across the UK, with coastal areas particularly affected.

The Met Office said there will be a reprieve in conditions on Wednesday.

Weather warnings are no longer in place, but strong winds and rain are expected to return on Thursday.

In Christchurch, Dorset, high tides flooded car parks by the quay, with the same happening in nearby Mudeford.

Local resident Steve Hogen, who filmed the flooding in the early hours of Wednesday morning, told the PA news agency: “I’ve lived in Mudeford for 11 years and I personally think the flooding is getting more often and worse.”

Inland, the River Avon burst its bank in places on Wednesday morning, spilling on to roads near Chippenham, Wiltshire, and leaving some vehicles stranded.

“The B4069 is almost impassable with rising water,” said Paul Hill, 42, from Studley in Warwickshire.

a boat parked next to a body of water: (Paul Hill/PA) © Provided by PA Media (Paul Hill/PA)

“Lot of very risk-taking drivers out there who seem to be diving headlong into the Avon and being surprised how deep it is.”

Storm Brendan: Travel chaos across Scotland as ferries cancelled and roads disrupted

  Storm Brendan: Travel chaos across Scotland as ferries cancelled and roads disrupted Ferry services along the coast of Scotland have been cancelled or severely disrupted as storm conditions begin to batter parts of the country. © Provided by The Scotsman The Met Office issued a weather update this morning warning high winds are expected to pick up across the country, particularly along the coastline. Ferry routes have been most affected since Storm Brendan struck with 14 having been cancelled, including services from Oban, Skye, Iona and Tiree. Many others have been majorly disrupted as conditions continue to worsen.

It came after Storm Brendan caused widespread travel disruption, including the cancellation of ferries in Scotland. Seven flights were diverted from Gatwick Airport due to gales of more Barriers were put up in Newcastle Quayside amid fears the River Tyne could surge, while the FA Cup replay between

Watford's FA Cup third-round replay with Tranmere is CALLED OFF as Storm Brendan batters Watford's FA Cup replay with Tranmere has been postponed due to heavy rainfall Heavy rain and 80mph winds from Storm Brendan hit Britain on Monday

Clear-up work has continued in Slough, Berkshire, after high winds blew a roof off a residential and commercial building on to the High Street on Tuesday.

Taxi driver Haris Baig, 30, said he had to slam on his brakes as a large section of roof crashed in front of him, telling PA: “It was a disaster. It was a miracle no-one was killed.”

In Orpington, London, scaffolding collapsed overnight on Monday, closing Chelsfield Lane, but no-one was injured.

On Tuesday, a car was pictured in the sea during rising tides in Starr Gate near Blackpool, Lancashire, but was later recovered by the Coastguard.

The Met Office said conditions are set to improve on Wednesday, with a dry and bright day expected for most of the UK except for some showers in the west and in northern Scotland.

However, wet and windy conditions are expected to return on Thursday, beginning in Ireland and Scotland before pushing eastwards across the rest of the UK – with winds of around 50mph to 60mph on the Irish Sea and between 40mph and 50mph inland.

The Met Office added conditions are expected to settle on Friday and into the weekend, but temperatures are predicted to drop – with an average of around 8C across the country.

Storm Brendan: Flood warnings in force across the UK with more wind and rain on the way .
Flood alerts are in force across England and ScotlandThe Environment Agency moved to issue flood warnings and alerts across England, with coastal areas particularly affected.

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