Met Office issues weather warning as week of heavy rain begins with flood risk

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    A weather warning for heavy rain has been issued by the The Met Office amid fears that it could lead to widespread flooding in several regions of England.

    The south-east of the country is most at risk for the possible flooding as heavy rain is set to fall at the beginning of the week.

    Homes and businesses could be hit by the potential flood while public transport could be affected, the Met Office added.

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    The Environment Agency has issued four flood warnings and 39 flood alerts in place.

    Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: “We are expecting to see 15 to 25mm of rain but it’s basically mainly associated with some heavy showers.

    “So a lot of it is to cover the potential for some very tricky driving conditions tomorrow morning, being obviously Monday morning so one of the busiest.”

    Mr Partridge said that showers are predicted to fall across the UK for much of the coming week, following two inches on rainfall occurring on Sunday (November 6).

    It comes after flooding swept across parts of the UK as torrential downpours brought up to two inches of rainfall on Sunday.

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    A Met Office spokesman said on Sunday: “Southern England and the South East has seen quite a heavy band of rain move fairly slowly.

    “Following it is going to be a day of blustery showers, thundery at times, so it’s going to be a wet day ahead.”

    The Met Office added that Monday is forecast to be cloudy and will become "very windy" later on in the day, with spells of rainfall, most likely to occur in the west.


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