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More heavy rain today, Met Office warns as Brits brace for floods & travel chaos

BRITS have been warned of more heavy rain today as the country braces for flooding and travel chaos.

Torrential rain saw rivers burst their banks and roads cut off as millions were caught in a day of deluges yesterday.

The yellow weather warning covers most of the south east, London and East Anglia
rescue teams moved in to assist stranded residents in Croscombe, Somerset, after the River Sheppey burst its banksCredit: Apex
The River Nene breached its banks in Peterborough, Cambs, on SaturdayCredit: Paul Marriott

Shocking pictures show the village of Croscombe, in Somerset, under several feet of water after the River Sheppey burst its banks.

Furniture including sofas and tables were seen floating through the village on Sunday as rescue teams moved in to assist stranded residents.

And today will see similar downpours, with a yellow warning for rain rolled out.

The alert covers most of the south east, London and East Anglia, according to the Met Office.

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Bus and train services will likely be affected and motorists are being warned of longer journey times.

Spray and flooding on roads is expected to slow traffic while flooding of some homes and businesses in the yellow warning zone is likely.

There may also be interruption to power supplies and other services.

The weather warning is set to last until midday on Sunday.

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: “As we go through the weekend it does turn a bit drier across the country.

“The area of rain which has been across us on Saturday will clear off towards Europe.

“That allows this ridge of high pressure to build in for Sunday, allowing something a little bit drier and brighter to develop.

“It is quite a mild start to the day on Sunday, a wet start still down towards the south east, some heavy rain from time to time.

“But that will clear off towards France as we head towards lunchtime and that will allow many eastern parts to have a fairly decent afternoon, a mixture of cloud and sunny spells.”

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It will be a dull start to Sunday with outbreaks of rain that will gradually clear to the east.

Most will enjoy a drier afternoon with some bright spells developing but the odd shower should be expected.

Sunday will see highs of 15C in London, 14C in Southampton, 13C in Belfast, 12C in Manchester and 11C in Edinburgh.

Through this evening and overnight there will be the odd shower but it will become dry.

Recent flooding has sparked chaos for millions of Brits, with one Teesside couple left with an “unusable” garden due to flooding from a nearby field.

Daniel and Judith Mulloy, in their 70s, say their Billingham garden has is like an “outdoor swimming pool” and has reportedly rotted their shed.

Their son Daniel claims the couple can’t even get to their own bins in ordeal that has left them housebound.

The flooding also forced Mark Dixon and his three-year-old son to trudge through sewage as flooding sparked bedlam in Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.

Mr Dixon told MailOnline: “It’s an absolute farce – it has been going on for years.

“This would leave scum and polluted waste all over the pavement each time and was not cleaned away, just left for everyone to walk through.”

Cloud is expected to roll in from the west by Monday morning but it should stay dry.

This cloud will slowly move away throughout Monday afternoon with plenty of sunny spells expected.

Monday will see highs of 14C in London, 13C in Hull and 10C in Glasgow.

Tuesday is set to be a cloudier day but remaining dry for many, but the Met Office are warning some areas will see the odd shower.

Sadly the drier weather is not expected to last long as more unsettled weather is expected to roll in on Wednesday.

Longer spells of rain and stronger winds are expected to batter much of Britain but by Wednesday afternoon is should turn brighter and drier.

More rain is expected on Thursday.

Furniture including sofas and tables were seen floating through the village of CroscombeCredit: Apex
Flood water devastated properties in Croscombe, SomersetCredit: Apex
One man stands at a flooded bus stop in Croscombe, Somerset, on SundayCredit: Apex
Water laps up against a home in deluged Croscombe, SomersetCredit: Apex
Driver going no further on the A1101, Britain’s lowest road, in Welney, Norfolk, on Saturday morning after the New Bedford River burst its banksCredit: Bav Media
An aerial photograph captures the same car at the water’s edge in Welney, NorfolkCredit: Bav Media
The New Bedford River left vast swathes of the Norfolk countryside under waterCredit: Bav Media

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