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Wher Has Our Summer Gone?

TORRENTIAL rain and gale-force winds are to batter Britain for 72 hours from tomorrow.

All regions are braced for a “torrid” time this weekend with gusts of up to 60mph threatening to cause chaos, particularly around the coasts.

Forecasters said nowhere will escape with persistent downpours triggering flash flood warnings to make it feel more like autumn than the start of summer. Jonathan Powell, of Vantage Weather Services, said: “We’re in for a torrid time over the next 72 hours “There is plenty of rain about, bringing the risk of flash flooding, with gales of up to 60mph possible in exposed coastal regions. There are several lows due to sweep in which will bring a much more autumnal picture with the wind, rain and stormy weather.” Leon Brown, of The Weather Channel, said rain is due to sweep in today and turn torrential tomorrow and through the weekend.

 

More scattered and thundery showers are expected for central and northern Britain.

 “Wales could see more than 1.2 inches (30mm) during the day.

“It will be quite windy too over southern coasts with strong winds and gusts up to 50mph.

The warnings of heavy rain come after severe flooding devastated the South over the winter with parts of the region still on alert.

The Environment Agency has issued 13 flood alerts around the South-east, including for High Wycombe, Bucks, Henley in Oxfordshire, and Hampshire where groundwater and river levels are still high.­Netweather said storms are a risk across the UK including London, Cumbria and Kent over the next few days.

  

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