Commuter Chaos as Wind & Rain Lash Parts of the UK
Wind and rain will continue to batter the UK as severe weather warnings cover southern parts of the country. Commuters are likely to be affected as flooding and difficult driving conditions are expected and severe gales could affect trains.
The Met Office has issued yellow warnings – which advise people to “be aware” – of wind and rain affecting southern England and Wales, with the rain warning stretching to the Midlands and Yorkshire.
Highways England has warned drivers that water deep enough to cause cars to stall could appear in the East Midlands and east of England as the band of rain moves in that direction.
The South West and Wales will see severe gales bringing gusts of up to 70mph on the coast and 50-60 mph to inland areas.
Some hill snow is also expected across England and Wales during the morning but this will ease slowly later. Scotland and Northern Ireland will be brighter but feel cold with some showers.
The rain will continue on Wednesday evening across eastern parts of Britain but the country will be drier on Thursday, with patchy light rain in England and Wales.