Britain braced for more wild weather with floods, gales and hayfever hell

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Britain braced for more wild weather with floods, gales and hayfever hellPA



Get used to shivering under your brolly and calling off the barbeque as the summer floods and storms aren't over yet and forecasters have warned that the unsettled weather is likely to stay for the next month.

The Environment Agency issued 19 flood alerts covering the South East, East Anglia, the Midlands and parts of the North East, and the Met Office has said there will be more strong winds and heavy rain today with sunshine breaking through tomorrow.

According to the Daily Mail, firefighters are on flood alert in many parts of the country including the south west, which saw a great amount of flood-related call outs in the past week.

The South West saw huge seas off Plymouth and Devon with yachts running aground and the Scillonian Ferry serviced being cancelled due to the dangerously high seas. Earlier in the week a tornado forming over the coastline was snapped by local in Cornwall.

The Environment Agency said people in Cornwall and Devon should 'remain prepared' for flooding. Its specialist teams are closely monitoring river levels across the country with warnings covering 32,500 properties.

MeteoGroup forecaster Julian Mayes told the Daily Mail: 'We cannot find a period of June weather worse than this month since records began. For a 12-day period, it's as bad as it can be.

'There's no parallel with this month's combination of very high rainfall, very low sunshine and very low daytime temperatures.

'The outlook is unsettled and although we don't yet know for sure if it will be the wettest June, it's well on the way.'

Forecaster for Vantage Weather Services Jonathan Powell told the Express: 'We have an absolutely dreadful Saturday to contend with before it finally dries up a bit over the rest of the weekend.'

The topsy-turvy weather has sparked hayfever hell for millions of people across Britain too with severe symptoms soaring five-fold in a few weeks, the Express reported.

Chairwoman of Allergy UK Muriel Simmons said: 'Because it's been both wet and sunny, grass in ­particular has been growing at a very fast rate which increases the ­pollen in the air. High winds are also spreading it around and increasing exposure.'

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