Weather And Flood Warnings Issued For Weekend

The Met Office has warned of flooding as heavy rain, high winds and high tides are expected over the coming weekend.

Heavy rain is forecast in southern England, south Wales and parts of Northern Ireland.

In Somerset, which has already experienced flooding, an amber warning is in place for rain.

The Met Office warning says: "Heavy rain will affect southwest England on Friday before clearing overnight into Saturday. Heavy, squally showers will then follow from the west on Saturday morning.

"The public should be prepared for the likelihood of significant disruption from flooding across the Somerset Levels."

The Environment Agency has also issued a number of flood warning, saying that many coastal area are likely to be affected.


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