UK weather forecast – 150 flood alerts in place with Hurricane Lorenzo set to bring MORE misery tomorrow, Met Office warn

UK weather forecast – 150 flood alerts in place with Hurricane Lorenzo set to bring MORE misery tomorrow, Met Office warn

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THE Environment Agency has issued 150 flood alerts and another 34 serious flood warnings – before Hurricane Lorenzo lashes Britain tomorrow.

A flood map shows almost no area of England is safe as recent rain and tidal swells see river banks burst and coastal regions battered.

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The Breeze Cafe in Bosham, West Sussex, gets swamped by heavy rain yesterday as flooding plagues Britain[/caption]

People have been left trapped in their homes on the Isle of Man this morning
People were left trapped in their homes on the Isle of Man yesterday morning
This maps shows the flood alerts and warning that have been issued this morning across England and Wales
UK weather forecast – This flood map shows the flood alerts, in orange, and more severe flood warnings, in red, issued across England today
A Met Office weather map for Thursday evening shows that the tail end of Hurricane Lorenzo will batter huge swathes of an already-soaked Britain
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This is the current trajectory for Hurricane Lorezno as the map shows it will hit the UK on Thursday
This is the current trajectory for Hurricane Lorezno as the map shows it will hit the UK on Thursday

Continued flash floods are also expected to cause misery – with water levels struggling to go down despite a relatively dry day for many today.

But the respite from the rain will be short-lived – as the remnants of ex-Hurricane Lorenzo will see sheets of scrawly showers hit the UK.

Deluges from Hurricane Lorenzo – which was described as a “real beast” of a storm – will sweep into an already drenched Britain from Thursday.

More flood misery is expected as sodden ground and swollen rivers struggle to cope with the fresh weather onslaught.

‘FLASH FLOODS’

Met Office spokesman Grahame Madge said of Lorenzo’s power: “This could lead to the potential for flash flooding quite quickly.”

Meteorologist Luke Miall added: “We could see some local quite torrential downpours and a risk of surface water flooding.”

Dramatic images yesterday showed people wading through knee-deep water and kayaking through streets as cars were submerged.

In a further blow, overnight temperatures are expected to drop below freezing on Wednesday evening.

LASHING LORENZO

Then, the tail-end of Hurricane Lorenzo is then expected to give Britain a kicking from Thursday afternoon onwards.

It will spread up from the south and west, covering most of the UK by around 10pm.

Met Office weather forecaster Nicola Maxey said: “It’s going to be a pretty wet and wild few days.

Ms Maxey added: “By the time it reaches us it will have weakened significantly to an ex-tropical storm.”

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She said the 4.2 inches (106mm) average rainfall total for September was above the UK average of 3.8 inches (96mm).

But some areas have seen nearly double their September average.

Dorset typically gets 2.8 inches (72mm) — but for the month a staggering 5.1 inches (129mm) fell.

A cannoest paddels down a high street on a Norfolk coastline as flood alerts have been issued for today
A canoeist paddles down a high street on a Norfolk coastline as coastal floods hit yesterday
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A sign that reads 'This road floods' is almost completely submerged in West Sussex
A sign that reads ‘This road floods’ is almost completely submerged in West Sussex
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A women scoops water out her home with a bowl in Cossington, Leicestershire
A woman scoops water out of her home with a bowl in Cossington, Leicestershire
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This image shows a digger being washed away during floods on the Isle of Man
This image shows a digger being washed away during floods on the Isle of Man
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A man walked through rushing water in Isle of Man
A man walked through rushing water in Isle of Man
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A major incident was declared on the Isle of Man as the streets were severely flooded
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A Coastguard helicopter lands on on Laxey football pitch amid flash floods in the area
A Coastguard helicopter lands on on Laxey football pitch amid flash floods in the area
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This home has been flooded after heavy rain in Carlisle, Cumbria
This home has been flooded after heavy rain in Carlisle, Cumbria
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The River Avon burst it banks causing flooding at a number of locations across Bristol overnight
The River Avon burst its banks causing flooding at a number of locations across Bristol
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A woman and her dog wade through the water as the high tide floods the village of Bosham in West Sussex
A woman and her dog wade through the water as the high tide floods the village of Bosham in West Sussex
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A man pumps flood water from his home after heavy rain has cut off the town of Sileby, Leicestershire
A man pumps flood water from his home after heavy rain has cut off the town of Sileby, Leicestershire
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A motorist drives their car through floodwater in Birmingham
A motorist drives their car through floodwater in Birmingham
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A horse rider navigates deep flood water in Colston Bassett, Notts.
A horse rider navigates deep flood water in Colston Bassett, Notts.
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The River Ouse in York City Centre broke its banks after heavy rainfall overnight
The River Ouse in York City Centre broke its banks after heavy rainfall
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A motorist drives through a flooded road in the village of Bubnell in Derbyshire this morning
A motorist drives through a flooded road in the village of Bubnell in Derbyshire
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The image shows the flooding after heavy rain in Cumbria
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Trust staff inspect the heavily flooded Naburn Lock along the River Ouse just outside York
Trust staff inspect the heavily flooded Naburn Lock along the River Ouse just outside York
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A motorist drives through flooded Hazel Brook in Henbury, Bristol this morning
A motorist drives through flooded Hazel Brook in Henbury, Bristol
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Waves crash against the promenade wall in Porthcawl, Wales amid heavy rain and wind
Waves crash against the promenade wall in Porthcawl, Wales amid heavy rain and wind
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Council beach huts were washed away in a storm at St Leonards, Sussex
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Council beach huts were washed away in a storm at St Leonards, Sussex[/caption]

A cyclist tries to stay dry in a flooded overpass at Blackfriars, London
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A cyclist tries to stay dry in a flooded tunnel at Blackfriars, London[/caption]


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