UK weather – Britain hit by MORE biblical rain and gales today from Storm Alex as Met Office warns of flooding

BRITAIN is braced for MORE biblical rain and gales today as the Met Office warns of flooding throughout the UK.

Storm Alex has brought weather chaos to the UK with large swathes of the country seeing torrential rain and heavy wind. 

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A yellow weather warning, issued by the Met Office, will last until midday today.

The warning stretches from South West through to the North and into eastern Scotland. 

Meanwhile a more severe amber warning due to expire at 6am this morning has been extended to midday in the South West, Midlands and Wales. 

The forecaster has also warned there is a “good chance of some communities being cut off by flooded roads”. 

There are also fears that homes and businesses could be completely flooded by “fast-flowing” and “deep” flood water which could pose a threat to life. 

The public have been warned to expect more flooding and transport disruption after a torrid Saturday.

And Met Office meteorologist Greg Dewhurst said areas within the amber warning areas could see 20mm of rain, with as much as 50mm over higher ground today.

He said that despite Saturday’s torrential downpours there was “still a fair bit of rain to come over the next 24 hours”.

According to the government's latest flooding information, there are currently seven warnings of "severe flooding" and a total of 59 flood alerts stretching across the nation.

It comes as some parts of Somerset and Hampshire have had more than a month's worth of rainfall in 42 hours during Storm Alex which swept in from Europe.

An incredible 116mm of rain was recorded at Blackpitts Gate in Somerset, and 101mm at Princes Marsh in Hampshire.

Dramatic images showed cars deluged after flooding hit the South of England this morning as huge waves battered the coastline.

In the South East, flooding hit London and Essex as pictures show a woman being rescued from her car after driving into a 4ft flood on a road near Ingatestone.

And Gadebridge Park in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, was also completely submerged yesterday after torrential rain overnight.

Power outages were also seen in Portsmouth, Southampton, towns east of Reading, Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset.

RAC Breakdown spokesman Rod Dennis said that road conditions would continue to be "miserable if not downright dangerous" for drivers today.

He said they drivers need to be prepared for "an ugly mix" of surface spray, gusty winds and more than likely some disruption on the roads.

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