FLOOD ALERT!

Daily Star - - WIRED - By NADEEM BADSHAH nadeem.badshah@dai­lystar.co.uk

BRI­TAIN will be bat­tered by a week­end washout of storms and 60mph gales.

Weather warn­ings have been is­sued across the UK as mon­soon­like con­di­tions hur­tle in.

South-west Eng­land, Wales and coastal ar­eas will bear the brunt of the del­uge.

Grahame Madge from the Met Of­fice said: “Ex­posed and coastal re­gions will see the strong­est winds with gusts of 60mph, while in­land gusts could touch 50mph.” Fore­cast­ers ear­lier is­sued a “dan­ger to life” warn­ing fol­low­ing floods in the west.

The storms sparked power cuts, can­celled trains and de­lays on the roads.

Down­pours were trig­gered by low pres­sure from the At­lantic and a band of rain mov­ing in from the west. Fore- caster Alex Deakin said: “Over­all the week­end is a case of dodg­ing the down­pours as there will be lots of heavy show­ers.”

The wild weather is set to last into next month.

Leon Brown from the Weather Chan­nel added: “Four more named At­lantic storms are ex­pected by early De­cem­ber, plus the risk of a fifth one be­fore Christ­mas.”

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