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A month's rain and gale force winds expected in next few days

By WBCraig  |  Posted: February 12, 2014

More heavy rain and gale force winds

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More heavy rain and severe gales are expected over the next few days.

The Met office has issued yellow warnings of snow and rain and an amber warning of wind.

A yellow warning means 'be aware,' amber means 'be prepared'.

Up to a month's worth of rain is expected in the next few days in some areas.

The Highways Agency have issued a warning to drivers of high-sided vehicles and motorcyclists as winds of up to 80 mph are expected in the county.

A Met office spokesman said: "Initially, southern and southwestern counties of England are likely to see southerly gales with gusts of 60-70 mph, perhaps 80 mph on the south coast for a brief period.

"Then, parts of western England, Wales and northern England will bear the brunt as the wind veers west to southwesterly this afternoon with gusts of 60-70 mph."

"A further spell of widespread rain, heavy in places, is likely to spread northeastwards across much of the UK on Wednesday clearing eastwards from southern areas on Wednesday evening.

"Following earlier heavy rainfall, the public should be aware of the potential for further flooding in places."

The snow is not likely to affect Cornwall, but the spokesman said: " Snow showers will continue into Wednesday morning in the north. Accumulations of 2-5 cm are likely on ground above about 150-200 metre with perhaps 10 cm or more above 300m especially in the west of Scotland, Northern Ireland, northern England and Wales.

"On low ground, lying snow will tend to melt between showers by day but 1-3 cm may settle on Tuesday evening and night. Icy stretches will also form in the evening, these lasting well into Wednesday morning in the north.

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  • nickthompson  |  February 12 2014, 8:34AM

    Suggest we all keep an eye on what C.C.C. is up to .---------------------------------------------- Areas in Surrey left flooded after the River Thames burst its banks will lose fire stations and up to 40 rescue workers, after Surrey County Council's cabinet approved plans to close two stations. Sunbury, and Staines, roll on 2015 when this madness will come to an end.