Britain braces for MORE downpours today: Yellow warnings in place across South West, Wales and Northern Ireland with showers, thunder and gales set to batter the country

  • Harsh conditions from Monday night including 60-70mph winds will subside on Tuesday but rain to continue
  • Images of the extreme weather have shown drenched pedestrians and cars struggling to pass through water
  • The Environment Agency issued five flood warnings on Monday before a wet and windy night in the UK 

Britain is set for more downpours today with yellow weather warnings in place for the south west, Wales and northern Ireland as showers, thunder and gales sweep in to batter the country.  

Heavy rain is expected to continue drenching parts of the UK after a wet and windy night prompted weather warnings across swathes of the country.

Blustery showers, thunder and strong winds are set to hit western areas from Tuesday morning.

The Met Office said that despite weather remaining ‘unsettled’, the harsh conditions from Monday night – when gusts of 60-70mph were seen in Cornwall, Devon and west Wales – would subside.

Britain is set for more downpours today with yellow weather warnings in place for the south west, Wales and northern Ireland as showers, thunder and gales sweep in to batter the country. Pictured: Rain near Wells Cathedral in Somerset on November 7

Images of the extreme weather showed cars struggling to pass through torrents of water on the road – such as here in East Sussex

Heavy rain is expected to continue drenching parts of the UK after a wet and windy night prompted weather warnings. Vehicles attempt to pass flooded roads in East Sussex

Yellow weather warnings were in place for parts of Northern Ireland, Wales and south-west England from 6pm to midnight, with the national weather service urging travellers to remain vigilant amid expected disruption to roads and transport.

Images of the extreme weather showed cars struggling to pass through torrents of water on the road, while pedestrians saw their umbrellas turned inside out by the strong gales on Monday.  

Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said Tuesday would see continued rain and wind, but ‘the worst will have passed’.

‘It will still be windy, but it should be a little more business-as-usual windy,’ he said.

Gale force winds and massive waves batter the Welsh coastline at Aberystwyth in Ceredigion, UK on November 7

Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said Tuesday would see continued rain and wind, but ‘the worst will have passed’. Pictured: A misty morning in Wells, Somerset, yesterday 

The Environment Agency issued five flood warnings on Monday for Alfriston, Barcombe Mills and Hellingly and Horsebridge, in East Sussex, and for Mock Bridge, near Shermanbury, West Sussex, on the River Adur

‘Most of the strongest winds (on Monday) have come in after dark when most people are at home, and the weather warnings will expire tonight.

‘There is further rain through the week so we’ll keep an eye on that.

‘Tomorrow quite a windy day – not as windy as tonight but windy across the country with a mix of showers and sunshine, showers in the west and possibly a bit of thunder and drier and brighter in the east, but still a blustery, unsettled sort of day.’

The Environment Agency issued five flood warnings on Monday for Alfriston, Barcombe Mills and Hellingly and Horsebridge, in East Sussex, and for Mock Bridge, near Shermanbury, West Sussex, on the River Adur.

A car in Bournemouth, Dorset, battled with deep surface water yesterday as the unsettled weather looks to continue throughout the week

People wearing ponchos during a rain shower on the Millennium Bridge in London on Monday, November 7

Temperatures will be mild over the next few days, averaging at 12C on Tuesday, 11C on Wednesday and a slightly warmer 15C on Thursday. Pictured: People during a rain shower on the Millennium Bridge in London

A man shelters under an umbrella as he walks in the rain near Wells Cathedral in Somerset yesterday as Britain braces itself for continued autumnal showers

It warned that Whitwell, Wroxall, Langbridge and Alverstone on the Eastern Yar river on the Isle of Wight were at risk of flooding.

A second yellow warning for rain was issued from 3pm until midnight on Monday for south-west Scotland, Lothian Borders and Strathclyde.

Temperatures will be mild over the next few days, averaging at 12C on Tuesday, 11C on Wednesday and a slightly warmer 15C on Thursday.  

Showers and wind are expected to continue on Wednesday but ease later in the week, giving way to breezier and drier conditions.

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