UK weather: A month of flooding and storms on the way?


Wet weather in Barrow upon Trent, Derbyshire, as a wet and stormy weekend could mark the end of one of the wettest years in history in Britain, with no respite expected for the saturated south west.

After floods and commuter misery, the weather is set to cause more chaos for Britons.

The UK could see a whole month of bad weather, with the number of flooded homes set to double to 2,000 by the end of this week.

A Met Office spokesman told the Daily Mail: "For as far as we can see, the wet and windy weather is here to stay. There is no end in sight.

"We are in the middle of winter, so this weather is not unusual, but there is no sign of it settling down as we go into January."

The Environment Agency currently has seven flood warnings and 121 flood alerts in place.

The Met Office has issued yellow flood warnings of wind and rain.

According to ITV News, the latest storm from the Atlantic will cross Britain from west to east today.

Strong gales of up to 80mph are expected, as well as heavy rain in Wales, southern, western and northern England and Scotland.

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