Britain faces another battering from heavy rain and winds over the next few days, the Met Office
Severe weather warnings were issued across south-western areas for today, tomorrow and Saturday, while the Environment Agency has issued eight flood alerts and three flood warnings.
The Environment Agency
website shows flood warnings for the River Ouse in York at St Georges Field, Naburn Lock and riverside properties. Areas on flood alert include parts of the Essex Coast, the northeast, northwest and southwest.
Sarah Holland of the Met Office told AOL Travel
that a 'spell of wet and windy weather will come through this evening and overnight, and then on Friday night.'
'Rainfall amounts are likely to reach 40-50mm in total for tonight and Friday night.'
She added: 'Further north it will be drier so we can expect a north/south split for the next couple of days.'
There will be a respite from the severe weather on Saturday before the rain returns.
'Saturday will see the better day of the weekend,' Ms Holland said.
'There will be some rain at first in the south and southeast but this will clear away leaving a dry day for most of the UK. However, on Sunday we will see more wet weather coming up from the southwest.'
Hurricane Nadine is still influencing the weather and the storm, which formed on 11 September, has been moving around the middle of the Atlantic, going from hurricane strength to tropical storm and back to a hurricane. According to The Weather Channel
, this helped spawn the low pressure centre that brought floods to the UK last week and the devastating floods in Spain on Friday.
Meteorologist at The Weather Channel Leon Brown told AOL Travel
that there will be '20 to 25mm of rain over southern England by late morning on Friday with a local flood risk.'
'Strong to gale force winds over 60mph along the Channel late Thursday and early Friday may cause ferry delays.'
'This will move quickly east so improving for the weekend under high pressure and settled weather, but beware of chilly nights and ground frosts - local air frosts'
Mr Brown added: 'Mist and fog may form quite widely over central and northern England on Sunday morning.'
Next week will see very unsettled weather with a number of showers and wind.
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