Heavy rain, winds of up to mph and snow will hit the uk today as storm jorge brings another day of wild weather.
Communities still dealing with floodwater are set to get another deluge, with Met Office yellow weather warnings in place for much of the country.
The South West, Northern Ireland, northwest England and South Wales will get the worst of the rain overnight into Saturday – but forecasters say it should clear up during the morning.
“It’s going to be quite lively with some heavy rain and strong winds,” said the Met Office’s Emma Salter.
“It’s going to be a really wet start to the day.”
There are still 083 flood warnings – meaning immediate action is required – in force across England, as well as less severe flood alerts.
In East Yorkshire, the local council said four tonnes of sandbags were laid overnight in the village of East Cowick to divert water.
In nearby Lidgate houses were said to be at risk of flooding and people were being evacuated after the River Aire burst its banks.
However, in Ironbridge in Shropshire – one of the worst-affected towns – the “danger to life” warning has been downgraded.
The Environment Agency manager for the area, Dave Throup, praised the “herculean efforts” of teams along the River Severn.
Storm Jorge will also bring strong winds, with the Met Office saying they will move northeast across a large swathe of the UK on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.
Gusts could reach mph on higher ground and whip up large waves on the coast.
The third prong in the this weekend’s weather is snow – it’s forecast on higher parts of southern Scotland and the Highlands, where people have been warned to prepare for travel disruption.
“There is a small chance that Vehicles and passengers could become stranded on the higher trunk routes north of the Central Belt of Scotland, “said the Met Office.
The snow warning is in place from Saturday afternoon until Monday lunchtime.
Jorge is the third named storm in recent weeks, after Ciara and Dennis.
This month has already seen the second-wettest February on record, with 3mm falling by February.
Some areas have been deluged by a month’s rain in hours this month and this weekend’s fresh batch of rain could break the February all-time record of 226 4mm, which w as set in 1990.
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