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Storm Sebastien will drench Britain again in next 24 hours

by Arielle Grimes (2020-05-22)


Storm Sebastien lashed Britain for the second day running today, as commuters and coastal towns were drenched during torrential downpours - a day after more than half a month's rain fell in just 24 hours. 

The 900-mile-wide storm has continued to wreak havoc on the UK's weather throughout the day - with 109 flood alerts and warnings in place ranging from the south-east of England all the way up to Aberdeenshire.

Londoners working in the City were pummeled with rain this afternoon after smartly dressed business workers were forced to run for cover after being caught in the sudden downpour while on their lunches.






Londoners and tourists caught in heavy rain in London on Wednesday. The 900-mile-wide storm will continue to wreak havoc on the UK's weather throughout the day - with 109 flood alerts and warnings in place ranging from the south-east of England all the way up to Aberdeenshire







The Met Office said there was the prospect of further heavy rainfall across pockets of the UK on Wednesday, with yellow weather warnings in place for the south-west of England and south Wales until midday, and for Yorkshire until 6am on Thursday 







Storm Sebastien is set to drench Britain for the second day running after more than half a month's rain fell in just 24 hours





















The 900-mile-wide storm will continue to wreak havoc on the UK's weather throughout the day - with 109 flood alerts and warnings in place ranging from the south-east of England all the way up to Aberdeenshire. 







A woman was caught in the torrential downpour during lunchtime in London Wednesday. Flooding is also expected across the south coast of England between Hampshire and Cornwall







The Met Office said there was the prospect of further heavy rainfall across pockets of the UK on Wednesday, with yellow weather warnings in place for the south-west of England and south Wales until midday, and for Yorkshire until 6am on Thursday







Stormy weather hits the coastline at the fishing port of Porthleven in Cornwall, England as Storm Sebastien hits parts of Britain for the second day running after more than half a month's rainfall in just 24 hours on Tuesday







Forceful waves and strong winds gusting at up to 50mph begin to hit the Cornwall coast at Penzance on Tuesday


A total of 1.3 inches of rain pummelled the parish of Wattisham near Stowmarket in Suffolk in the 24 hours torren to direct link 6am on Wednesday, the Met Office said - the highest volume of rainfall anywhere in the UK during that time, the Met Office said.  

The average November rainfall for the entire region is 2.3 inches. 

Whitchurch in Cardiff recorded the second highest level of rainfall, with 1.2 inches of rain falling in 24 hours, although this represented around one fifth of the average November deluge for the area. Craibstone in Aberdeenshire received 1 inch of rainfall, while Kent saw just under that.

The Met Office said there was the prospect of further heavy rainfall across pockets of the UK on Wednesday, with yellow weather warnings in place for the south-west of England and south Wales until midday, and for Yorkshire until 6am on Thursday.






A tractor drives through a flooded roads in the village of Welney on the Cambridgeshire/Norfolk border on Tuesday















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Waves crash into the Cornish coast at Penzance on Tuesday  as forecasters warn of severe conditions for parts of Britain


Meteorologist Helen Roberts said: 'There has been quite a wide-ranging spread of places where we had heavy rainfall, but we had a reasonably significant volume in Wattisham.

'For Wales, the 30.6mm was not that significant because the monthly average is 162mm. Most places saw some rain in the last 24 hours, and there is likely to be more on the way.'