Flooding as Hurricane Lorenzo batters UK with torrential rain and 65mph winds and there’s more to come this weekend

Flooding as Hurricane Lorenzo batters UK with torrential rain and 65mph winds and there’s more to come this weekend

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BRITS will be faced with torrential downpours and flooding as the last of Hurricane Lorezno batters the UK with winds up to 65mph.

The remnants of Hurricane Lorzeno are bringing gale-force winds that will will thrash the west coast before bringing rain across much of the country this morning.

Two women try to stay dry during a storm last night in Leeds
Two women try to stay dry during a storm last night in Leeds
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This woman braved the wet and cold conditions last night in Leeds
This woman braved the wet and cold conditions last night in Leeds
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A football pitch in North Yorkshire is flooded after as ex-Hurricane Lorenzo comes across the UK
A football pitch in North Yorkshire is flooded after as ex-Hurricane Lorenzo comes across the UK
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A wave crashes on the harbour wall in Bridgend Wales this morning
A wave crashes on the harbour wall in Bridgend Wales this morning
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This map shows the flood warnings and alerts in place across the UK on Friday morning
This map shows the flood warnings and alerts in place across the UK on Friday morning

Coastal regions are braced for 30-foot swells.

The Environment Agency has issued 28 flood alerts and eight flood alerts across the country as half a month’s rain is set to fall on the already saturated ground by the end of the week.

A spokesman said: “Local flooding from rivers and surface water is possible but not expected in parts of England and Wales on Sunday and Monday.

“Land, roads and some properties could flood and there will likely be travel disruption in places.”

The majority of the warnings are across the Midlands and north of England.

However, the miserable weather didn’t deter some women from enjoying a night out on the town.

Pictures show women bracing the wet and windy conditions in Leeds as a football pitch had flooded in North Yorkshire.

Alex Deakin, a Met Office meteorologist, said many parts of the UK will be a bit soggy and the South should be braced for strong gusts of wind.

He said: “Most places will start fairly soggy and will brighten up at some point.

“It will also be quite blustery in some parts especially in the South West.

“In parts of the South and South West of England there will be gusts inland from 50 to 55mph and on the coast they could get up to 60 to 65 mph.

“And it could cause some travel disruption .”

A plan tries to land at Bradford Airport in the middle of Storm Lorenzo last night
A plan tries to land at Bradford Airport in the middle of Storm Lorenzo last night
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Strong winds and rain are starting to come across the country from ex-Hurricane Lorenzo
Strong winds and rain are starting to come across the country from ex-Hurricane Lorenzo
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The blue in this WXCharts map shows the band of rain coming across the country as the remnants of Hurricane Lorzeno
The blue in this WXCharts map shows the band of rain coming across the country as the remnants of Hurricane Lorzeno
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This WXCharts map is the forecast for Sunday and the red and yellow the severity of storms that will hit majority of the UK
This WXCharts map is the forecast for Sunday and the red and yellow the severity of storms that will hit majority of the UK
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Meteorologist Craig Snell said certain areas of the UK’s West would experience gales as rain hammers down this morning.

The rain will move “into the far west of the UK before transferring eastwards.”

He added: “This morning the first band will have cleared into the sea and the second band of rain will hit in South West England.”

Coastal routes will also be affected by large waves with power losses possible.

Mr Snell warned: “The rain will be heavy but it’s moving fairly quickly, and in Northern England we will see about 20 to 30mm of rain.”

Mr Snell said the unsettled weather will act “like a washing machine” with the amount of rain that can be expected.

Another band of rain is set to sweep across the UK from the Atlantic.

He said: “A weather system stalls across the eastern side of the UK on Sunday bringing more rain.

“There will be some good spells of sunshine although it could be breezy.

“Next week is looking unsettled as another low-pressure system parks up to the north-west of the UK and dominates the weather through the week.

“It will act a bit like a washing machine bringing bands of rain through the week, this low may well then shift away from the UK but it will be a slow process.


“We are slightly concerned about the rainfall as it comes on top of heavy rain and totals are starting to tot up.

“There may be gales at times across northern regions, but we will be keeping a close eye on the rain.

“I would not be surprised to see some yellow weather warnings issued ahead of this bout of unsettled weather.”


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