Met Office warnings: Storm Dennis havoc with floods, damaging winds- latest warnings TODAY
Storm Dennis hit the UK on Saturday, unleashing torrential rain and fierce winds across much of the UK. The Met Office issued their first red alert for rain since 2015 as more than a months worth of rain fell on Wales.
Hundreds of flood alerts are still in place following the severe weather, with major incidents declared due to flooding in South Wales as well as in Worcestershire and Herefordshire.
The Government has said it had activated the Bellwin scheme to provide financial assistance to storm-hit areas.
Roads and railways were flooded on Sunday after the torrential downpours and high winds.
A man in his 60s died on Sunday after being pulled from the River Tawe near Trebanos Rugby Club in Wales, but Dyfed-Powys Police said his death was not being linked to the bad weather.
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The bodies of two men were pulled from rough seas off Kent on Saturday.
Dramatic images and videos posted to social media show fast-flowing floodwaters racing down roads, cars submerged and emergency services rescuing residents in the affected areas by boat.
An emergency relief centre has been opened in Tenbury High Ormiston Academy for people affected by flooding.
At the time of writing, the Environment Agency has 606 flood warnings in place, with five classed as severe.
Severe flood warnings caution of a danger to life and the areas under the severe warning are:
- River Teme at Eardiston
- River Teme at Little Hereford and Ashford Carbonel
- River Teme at Ludlow
- River Teme at Tenbury Wells and Burford
- River Wye at Blackmarstone, Hereford
As Storm Dennis moves away from the UK, more Met Office weather warnings are in place for strong winds.
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A yellow wind warning is in place until 11am today (Monday) and is for Central, Tayside and Fife, East Midlands, Grampian, Highlands and Eilean Siar, North East England, North West England, Northern Ireland, Orkney and Shetland, SW Scotland, Lothian Borders, South West England, Strathclyde, Wales and Yorkshire and Humber.
The Met Office warns some very strong gusts of around 50 to 60mph are expected, with some areas seeing up to 75mph.
This weekend the Met Office recorded winds of more than 80mph across parts of the country, with the highest measuring 91mph in Aberdaron in North Wales on Saturday.
A total of 6.14 inches (156.2mm) of rain fell at Cray Reservoir in Powys in the 48 hours from Friday to Sunday morning.
The Met Office said average monthly rainfall for February in Wales is 4.37 inches (111.1mm).
Met Office five day forecast
Windy with a mixture of sunny spells and showers.
Showers will be heavy at times with hail and thunder in some places.
Northern and western UK and the south coast of England will see the heaviest and most frequent showers.
On Monday night it will be windy with clear periods and further showers, mainly in the north and west.
Showers will again be heavy at times, and also wintry over northern hills.
Another windy day with a mixture of sunny spells and showers, heavy at times with hail and thunder in a few spots.
Temperatures will feel chilly for much of the UK.
Outlook for Wednesday to Friday
Wednesday will have a dry start, before rain begins to spread east, heavy in western areas, clearing to sunshine and showers on Thursday.
Further rain spreading southeast on Friday with gales developing across many places.
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