Britain Faces A Week Of Storms And Floods Then Even Worse To Come
Remnants of tropical storm Henri sweeping across the country and unleashing devastating gales and torrential downpours.
Experts are advising Britons to prepare for the worst, with 70mph gusts and floods threatening coastal regions.
The calm start to autumn will be thrown into chaos this week. Double the normal rainfall for this time of year will fall this.
Met Office forecaster Emma Sharples said: "A band of rain moves through the UK on Monday and it is looking very unsettled. “It is quite a disturbed weather pattern."
Leon Brown, forecaster for The Weather Channel UK, said: "Much of the UK can expect 150-250 per cent of normal precipitation so quite a wet week."
Forcasters have also warned senior officials to expect the worst storm in 144 years, in a report confirming Britain should prepare for the coldest winter on record.
Three months of storms are set to kick off within days after the biggest "Super El Nino" charges up to batter the UK.
A Met Office forecast has warned of catasrophic effects – with more than one and a half foot of rain which will cause floods, along with gale-force winds and freezing -14C temperatures until early 2016.
Climate experts have alerted councils, transport operators and even emergency services ahead of the El Nino – which "will more likely than not become the strongest ever on record".
Flooding caused by the El Nino - which is caused by the warming of the Pacific Ocean - will be similar to the winter of 2013, which saw chaos across the UK.
The weather news taken from the Daily Express.