Britain braces for Hurricane Nigel: Remnants of storm will sweep across the UK as map shows where more downpours and thunderstorms will lash the country

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  • Britons are bracing for remnants of Hurricane Nigel to sweep across the UK 
  • It comes as Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for rain until tomorrow 

Britons are bracing for the remnants of Hurricane Nigel which will sweep across the UK from the Atlantic this week, bringing more heavy rain.

The tail end of Hurricane Lee has prompted fresh flood warnings in parts of northern England and Wales today before it subsides and is replaced by ‘unsettled weather’ from Hurricane Nigel at the weekend. 

The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for rain until tomorrow, adding some homes and businesses could face flooding.

Bus and train services will ‘probably’ be affected by longer journey times, a forecaster added.

Western regions are expected to see between 50mm to 100mm of rainfall, with higher altitude areas such as Snowdonia in Wales potentially seeing up to 200mm.

The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for rain until tomorrow, adding some homes and businesses could face flooding

The Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for rain until tomorrow, adding some homes and businesses could face flooding

A white van is stranded in the flood, while its windscreen wipers still work in Ynyspenllwch Road next to Mond Valley Golf Club in Clydach near Swansea today

A white van is stranded in the flood, while its windscreen wipers still work in Ynyspenllwch Road next to Mond Valley Golf Club in Clydach near Swansea today 

Members of the public struggle in the wind and rain on Waterloo Bridge, London

Members of the public struggle in the wind and rain on Waterloo Bridge, London 

Waterloo Bridge, London: Bus and train services will 'probably' be affected by longer journey times, a forecaster added

Waterloo Bridge, London: Bus and train services will ‘probably’ be affected by longer journey times, a forecaster added

High winds bother this Cambridge punter today

High winds bother this Cambridge punter today 


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Today will be cloudy and gusty particularly on exposed coasts and in London where wind speeds reached 40mph this morning. Heavy rain is set to continue for most of the UK as an active cold front pushes from Northern Ireland and Scotland down towards the eastern counties in England.

Met Office Meteorologist Clare Nasir said the blustering rain could cause problems for those driving during rush hour this evening due to the surface water on roads. 

Britons will get a taste of autumn later in the week as there’s a chance of patchy overnight frost, especially on Friday night. Over the weekend a mixture of sunny spells and showery downpours are expected with temperatures remaining cool.

The weather warning brings risks of short term loss of power and other services in Scotland and potential disruption to bus and train services in 

The northwest of Scotland is likely to see gale force winds today as they pick up further this afternoon. 

Areas with highest ground could be hit with 200mm of rain, according to the Met Office. 

Heavy rainfall at Reading station in Berkshire: Western regions are expected to see between 50mm to 100mm of rainfall, with higher altitude areas such as Snowdonia in Wales potentially seeing up to 200mm

Heavy rainfall at Reading station in Berkshire: Western regions are expected to see between 50mm to 100mm of rainfall, with higher altitude areas such as Snowdonia in Wales potentially seeing up to 200mm

A windy start to the day for commuters in London who battled 40mph gusts

A windy start to the day for commuters in London who battled 40mph gusts

Rain falls on the M5 motorway near Taunton, Somerset this morning as the miserable weather continues

Rain falls on the M5 motorway near Taunton, Somerset this morning as the miserable weather continues 

A man braves the windy weather to take his dog to the beach for a game of fetch

A man braves the windy weather to take his dog to the beach for a game of fetch 

The UK's capital woke up to windy weather conditions today. Pictured: A commuter battles the strong gusts

The UK’s capital woke up to windy weather conditions today. Pictured: A commuter battles the strong gusts 

Heavy rain continues with a yellow weather warning in place until 6pm today

Heavy rain continues with a yellow weather warning in place until 6pm today 

Heavy showers and thunderstorms may hit parts of the UK on Thursday and Friday but the Met Office said they are not expected to be as severe as those on Sunday. 

Sunshine and showers are expected across England and Wales on Thursday, heaviest in the southwest of Wales and the west country with a similar situation predicted for Friday.

Deputy Chief Forecaster David Oliver said: ‘Although the forecast contains the potential for further thundery showers later in the week, these are not expected to be of the magnitude of those seen over the weekend, but some localised impacts should be expected.’

Huge waves were seen gathering at Cobb harbour in Lyme Regis, Dorset today

Huge waves were seen gathering at Cobb harbour in Lyme Regis, Dorset today

Cars brave flooded in roads in Dunham Massey in Cheshire on Wednesday morning

Cars brave flooded in roads in Dunham Massey in Cheshire on Wednesday morning 

A woman takes a child and dog for a walk in front of stormy waves at Gyllyngvase Beach today

A woman takes a child and dog for a walk in front of stormy waves at Gyllyngvase Beach today

Commuters faced a bracing walk into the office through London this morning

Commuters faced a bracing walk into the office through London this morning 

Heavy rain is set to continue for most of the UK today as an active cold front pushes from Northern Ireland and Scotland down towards the eastern counties in England

Heavy rain is set to continue for most of the UK today as an active cold front pushes from Northern Ireland and Scotland down towards the eastern counties in England

Commuters battled through 40mph gusts around London Bridge this morning

Commuters battled through 40mph gusts around London Bridge this morning

A man walks in front of stormy waves at Gyllyngvase Beach today

A man walks in front of stormy waves at Gyllyngvase Beach today 

The northwest of Scotland is likely to see gale force winds today as they pick up further this afternoon

The northwest of Scotland is likely to see gale force winds today as they pick up further this afternoon

A van is driven through floodwater on a road in to Dawlish, Devon

A van is driven through floodwater on a road in to Dawlish, Devon

Stormy seas crash against the rocks next to a boat crane at Portland Bill in Dorset

Stormy seas crash against the rocks next to a boat crane at Portland Bill in Dorset




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