Brits hit by floods as torrential rain washes out weekend – with more to come

Brits hit by floods as torrential rain washes out weekend – with more to come


The video will start in 8 Cancel Torrential downpours over the last three days have washed out the weekend and left much of Britain under water The “persistent” rain shows no signs of slowing down and the Met Office has issued warnings of a “danger to life” as more intense showers are forecast Yellow weather warnings have been put in place for the next three days, with more than 100 flood alerts enforced around the country Forecasters have said Hurricane Lorenzo will bring more misery towards the end of this week The 600-mile-wide hurricane became the strongest this far east in the Atlantic region overnight bringing winds of up to 160mph More than 30 flood warnings – meaning flooding is expected and immediate action is required – have been issued by the Environment Agency ahead of Lorenzo’s wrath A further 175 flood alerts, urging people to be prepared for possible flooding, are also in place Gusts from around 50mph to over 70mph are expected in the west of the UK, with 16ft waves forecast on South-West coasts Some parts of the country could even see as much as 70mm of rain. Winter’s first snow is due on Wednesday, with a covering on Scotland’s higher mountains, amid an Arctic plunge bringing -2C nights, frost and a chilly Wednesday with 13C highs in the South The downpours will bring further misery to millions across the country who are already struggling In Caerphilly, Wales, several cars were submerged underwater – including one that had its roof just poking out and its windscreen wipers still on In Aberdeenshire towns and villages were battered by heavy flooding. In the village of Crovie fast-flowing streams were seen racing towards the sea as one local said they had “never, ever seen this much water” Two campers and their dog had to be rescued from torrential rain from Laughter Hole, Dartmore In North Wales, huge waves crashed over sea walls today – the biggest for many months Inland there were floods in the Conwy Valley and the Dyfi bridge which links Machynlleth in mid Wales to the north became impassable In South Wales, a man was spotted canoeing down a road after it completely flooded following hours of torrential rain The video was shot in Peterson-super-Ely in Vale of Glamorgan and it appears one local resident found an alternative way of getting around the village A man wearing a cowboy hat can be seen paddling his green canoe down the the road, gilding past a row of hedges and a white 4×4 car that are submerged in water Aberdeenshire Council also shared a clip of heavy flooding on the A947 near the town of Macduff, where the road had been turned into a river A mudslide in North Yorkshire caused by heavy rain blocked train lines between Lancaster and Skipton on Saturday and dozens of punters – including elderly customers and very young children – were trapped in a pub in Devon after a river overflowed into the car park Around 100 people were stuck inside the Coombe Cellars, which sits on the bank of the River Teign in Combeinteignhead A vehicle also flipped Kingsbridge after hitting flood water caused by heavy rain and storms overnight The incident happened on the A381 – the main road between Totnes and Kingsbridge – just before 6am Kingsbridge Police sent out a warning to people to “slow down” following the incident In London the inaugural Regatta London race, which was due to take place on the River Thames today, was cancelled following the warnings of bad weather And in Penzance, Cornwall, drivers were filmed driving through lapping waves during the rising tide

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