20 flood warnings (where flooding is expected) and 107 flood alerts (which means flooding is possible) have been issued for the UK. Wind speeds are expected to reach 80mph and as much as 60mm of rainfall.
Torrential rain batters areas of the North EastGiant waves hit Sunderland today. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images The North East of England, where there is one flood warning today, is engulfed in heavy rain. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images
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Further flooding continues in the MidlandsFlooding in Herefordshire causes disruption to travel. Credit: ITV Central News
Heavy rain has hit parts of the Midlands and the Environment Agency has issued 21 flood alerts and five flood warnings for the region.about 1 hour ago
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Rain, rain, go awayby Lucy Verasamy: ITV Weather Presenter
It has been exceptionally wet across most of England and Wales in the last 24 hours.
To accompany the wet weather, the winds will also pick up today. Strong, damaging gusts are expected across the South and North East of England with gales for the coasts.
With fallen autumn leaves and excess water, there's expected to be blocked drains and guttering leading to a heightened risk of localised flooding.
The low pressure system bringing these typical autumnal conditions is made up of former tropical air. This (relatively) warm air can hold much more moisture/rain than usual.
It's been feeling far from tropical though - temperatures hovered at a miserable and cool 8c or 9c in the rain yesterday but with milder air seeping in, temperatures crept up to 15c or so overnight.
Get your full weather update after the lunchtime news at 1:30pm.
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20 flood warnings, 96 flood alerts across BritainHeavy rain and flooding has engulfed large areas of the UK today. Credit: Environment Agency
Flood warnings in red.
Flood alerts in orange.
Areas no longer affected in green.about 2 hours ago
Environment Agency flood warnings explained
- Flood alerts are issued when flooding is possible in any given region or area and people are asked to be prepared for potential bad weather.
- Flood warnings are made when flooding is expected imminently and immediate action is required.
Weather causes passenger delays in LondonPassengers wait to board trains and head south from London Paddington. Credit: Mike Pearse/ITV Meridian
Heavy rain has caused some travel disruption to national rail services in and out of London today. Passengers travelling south have faced delays to journeys.about 3 hours ago
Heavy rain and flooding causes travel disruption in SomersetHeavy rain has caused flooding in the South West of England. Credit: ITV West
Flooding has hit Chew Magna, a small village in North East Somerset, causing disruption to travel and flooding a river bank.Load more updates