Updated: 12/8/2018 3:16:47 AM
Heavy downpours in parts of Wales led to flooding on Friday, leaving roads and fields under water and drivers trapped in their cars. Fire crews were called to several incidents across south and mid Wales, including rescuing people from cars, while burst mains in north Wales left some without water supplies.
Updated: 12/6/2018 3:22:48 AM
The severe weather warning applies to all of Northern Ireland and is valid between 3:00am and 11:59pm on Friday December 7. The warning also applies to all of mainland Scotland, northern England and Wales.
Updated: 12/5/2018 4:58:57 AM
A yellow weather warning for wind has been issued by the Met Office, saying: "A spell of very strong winds on Friday could bring some disruption.
"Road, rail, and ferry services may be affected, with longer journeys times and cancellations possible. Some roads and bridges may close and there is a slight chance of some damage to buildings, such as tiles blown from roofs. There is a small chance injuries and danger to life could occur from flying debris, as well as large waves and beach material being thrown onto sea fronts, coastal roads and properties."
Published Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Storm Etienne, weather system in Atlantic is heading towards the UK and forecasts say it will bring snow for some with heavy rain for others.
Etienne has passed over the Azores where it unleashed eight-metre high waves, thunderstorms, gale-force winds and heavy rain on the western islands.
The storm will weaken as it heads across the UK but will still bring wintry storms and a possibility of snow on high ground. Heavy rain and high winds are forecast across Devon and Cornwall for the next three days, intensifying by Wednesday, with temperatures dropping suddenly over night.
Storm Etienne Facts
Affected Area: 300 km.
Alert Level: Green
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