Britain braced for floods: Heavy rain and high winds force Environmental Agency to issue over 150 flood alerts
Flooding comes as gusts of up to 85mph ravage the country
A fresh blast of wet weather is set to sweep the country, forcing the Environmental Agency to issue over 150 flood alerts.
The rain will be heaviest in western England, although parts of Scotland will also experience blustery showers and possibly even snow.
By 8am this morning, the Environmental Agency had issued 36 flood warnings and 153 flood alerts, with the majority posted in the Midlands and the North West.
The flooding comes as gusts of up to 85mph ravage the country and the remaining snow from last week’s heavy downfalls begins to melt.
There are concerns that as the Big Thaw intensifies, the excess water will flow into already swollen rivers that are at risking of breaking their banks.
The wet weather is set to continue into tomorrow, with showers from Scotland moving into northern England, sending temperatures plummeting.
Saturday will be bright and breezy in most parts, with widespread dry areas except in north east England and south east Scotland.
- 1 James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
- 2 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
- 3 Cilla Black defends Cliff Richard: 'I am positive that the allegations are without foundation'
- 4 Nicki Minaj finally releases predictable 'Anaconda' video
- 5 James Foley 'beheading': Met police warn public watching murder video could be criminal offence
James Foley 'beheaded': PM cuts holiday short for emergency meeting on British response to latest Isis atrocity
Michael Brown shooting: Police shoot and kill second young black man near Ferguson
ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns aged 27
James Foley 'beheaded': Isis video shows militant with British accent 'execute US journalist' – and warns Obama of more to come
Iraq crisis: Islamic State's message to America - 'We will drown you all in blood'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again. It would be immoral to bring it into the world'
£45000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Quantitative Analyst (Financial Services, ...
Negotiable: Harrington Starr: Application Support Engineer (C++, .NET, VB, Per...
Negotiable: Harrington Starr: C# .NET Software Developer (Client-Side, SQL, VB...
£40000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus: Harrington Starr: C# Developer (...