Floods, storms and high winds predicted this weekend

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Floods, storms and high winds predicted this weekend


Parts of the UK must brace itself for flooding over the weekend as more stormy weather blows over the country, the Met Office has said.

The national weather service has issued a warning for southern England, alerting the public to the risk of localised flooding today and Sunday as heavy rain hits the coast.

The areas worst hit by last Sunday and Monday's powerful St Jude storm will once again bear the brunt of the bad weather, with close to one inch of rain predicted in the South East, reports the Press Association.

Many areas of the UK will see showers and high winds, which will continue tomorrow, with gusts of up to 60mph predicted in Wales.

The stormy weather will strengthen on Sunday when the worst of the weather arrives and the risk of flooding will be at its highest following days of rain.

There are fears the latest spell of disruptive weather will hamper recovery efforts following the impact of the worst storm in Britain for 26 years, which killed five people.

Tim Fields of the Energy Networks Association said: "A lot of the places that are still without power are quite remote, with small numbers of people where there are downed power lines.

"All the network operators will be in close contact with the Met Office during the weekend and we hope to have everyone back on supply by the end of next week.

There are fears the latest spell of disruptive weather will hamper recovery efforts following the impact of the worst storm in Britain for 26 years, which killed five people.

Tim Fields of the Energy Networks Association said: "A lot of the places that are still without power are quite remote, with small numbers of people where there are downed power lines.

"All the network operators will be in close contact with the Met Office during the weekend and we hope to have everyone back on supply by the end of next week.