Met Office issues fresh amber weather warning as UK to be battered by rain once again after Storm Babet

25 October 2023, 08:16

A fresh weather warning is in place until 10am on Wednesday
A fresh weather warning is in place until 10am on Wednesday. Picture: Getty
Kieran Kelly

By Kieran Kelly

The Met Office has issued a fresh amber weather warning as the UK prepares to be battered by rain once again on Wednesday.

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The weather warning is in place in the south of England from 6am to 10am on Wednesday, with the Met Office warning of flooding and disruption.

It covers Southampton, Yarmouth and parts of Portsmouth on the south coast.

It is running alongside a separate yellow weather warning, which covers a large part of the south of England, including London, Brighton, Exeter, as well as Swansea and Cardiff in Wales.

This has been in place since 6pm on Tuesday and will last until 10am on Wednesday.

The Met Office says: "Rain, heavy at times, is likely to cause some flooding and disruption in a few places on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning."

What might happen?

Storm Babet battered the UK last week
Storm Babet battered the UK last week. Picture: Getty

According to the Met Office, the following can happen under a yellow weather warning:

  • Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely

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It comes after much of the UK was battered by Storm Babet last week and over the weekend.

The storm brought floods and strong winds as the Met Office issued a rare red danger to life warning that was in place in Scotland.

Hundreds were evacuated from their homes in Brechin, Scotland, with the death toll rising to at least seven.

Another amber weather warning is in place
Another amber weather warning is in place. Picture: Getty

It comes as the Met Office has warned more rain is to come in November.

According to its long-range forecast, which runs from November 8 to November 22, reads: "An uncertain period in which the UK may well find itself in a battleground between high pressure located to the north or northeast and low pressure to the south or southwest.

"It is currently quite unclear as to which one, if indeed either, wins out, but the greatest chance of above average rainfall will be further to the south, especially through the first part of this period.

"Increasing incidences of drier, settled weather are more likely later in the period and more generally further to the north.

"Temperatures will most likely average out near to a little above normal for most, but as we delve deeper into autumn, the chances of some colder spells increases."