Brits face more weather misery as Environment Agency issues 38 flood alerts

The video will start in 8 Cancel Brits face more weather misery today with heavy downpours set to swamp large parts of the nation Heavy cloud and torrential rain will engulf large swathes of the country, leading the Environment Agency (EA) to issue 38 flood alerts Alerts are in place across the northwest, Midlands, south and southeast, with the Rivers Cole, Alt and Trent just some of those at risk of overflowing The EA has warned those living in the affected areas: “Flooding is expected – be prepared” Four flood “warnings” are in place for the UK meaning that flooding is expected and that residents in the affected areas are required to take immediate action Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna told Mirror Online: “Most areas will see rain at some point each day until next week “There will be a lot of standing water (today) although there’s a lower risk of flooding than yesterday “We have seen some pretty heavy rain over the last couple of days. It looks as though increasingly the wettest weather will be towards the north-west “It could be drier on Tuesday and Wednesday briefly.” Referring specifically to today’s weather, Mr Petagna added: “Some heavy rain will push eastwards across southern England and South Wales, with some heavy rain in south-eastern parts of Scotland “That will ease over during the morning. Elsewhere it will be quite murky with some mist in places “The sky will brighten through the day and most areas will see sunny spells this afternoon, but that could set off a few heavy showers in the north and east of England “There will be wet and fairly windy weather overnight.” The warnings come after flash floods caused travel chaos for thousands of Brits on Monday following thunderstorms and heavy rain Flooding was reported in Southampton, Birmingham, Liverpool and London where a huge body of water caused problems at the Houses of Parliament

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