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UK weather forecast – More than 100 flood alerts across Britain as villages are cut off for days and more storms hit

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FLOOD-ravaged villages in the UK have been cut off for days as Atlantic storms threaten to unleash another deluge early next week.

Swathes of Britain that were left devastated by torrential downpours will face yet more floods – with more than 100 alerts in place.

 Aerial view of flooding in and around the city of Worcester where the river Severn burst its banks following days of heavy rain

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Aerial view of flooding in and around the city of Worcester where the river Severn burst its banks following days of heavy rainCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
 The entire city of Worcester was affected by the flood

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The entire city of Worcester was affected by the floodCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
 Parts of the village of Islip in Oxfordshire were left entirely submerged by water

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Parts of the village of Islip in Oxfordshire were left entirely submerged by waterCredit: GEOFF ROBINSON.
 A car is seen part submerged in floodwater at Bardney, near Lincoln, after the Barlings Eau burst its banks

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A car is seen part submerged in floodwater at Bardney, near Lincoln, after the Barlings Eau burst its banksCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 Workers help to clean up a heavily-flooded house in Doncaster

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Workers help to clean up a heavily-flooded house in DoncasterCredit: John Mather
 The market town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, where the rivers Avon and Severn burst their banks

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The market town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, where the rivers Avon and Severn burst their banksCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
 The Environment Agency has 69 flood warnings in place across England - as well as 103 alerts.

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The Environment Agency has 69 flood warnings in place across England – as well as 103 alerts.Credit: Environment Agency

It comes amid predictions bitterly cold weather will largely hold out for the rest of the year as chances of a White Christmas grow.

Low pressure will swing in from the Atlantic during the start of this week – marking the beginning of another near-nationwide drenching.

The Environment Agency has 69 flood warnings in place across England – as well as 103 alerts.

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: “There will be further rain on Sunday, again with northern England and Scotland in the firing line for the heaviest downpours.

“From Tuesday next week another low-pressure system comes in from the southwest and this is going to bring more rain which could be problematic given the flooding issues across parts of the country.”

RAIN GOES ON

He added: “We are looking at more of what we have already seen with the main risk being from rainfall, although it will be windy.

“It is looking as though we will return to a more unsettled weather pattern from the middle of next week.”

Forecasters say they are “keeping an eye” on rainfall across parts of Britain already under feet of floodwater.

Parts of the country could still be affected by flooding through to Tuesday, according to the Environment Agency (EA).

MORE FLOODS

In a forecast of the flooding risk in Englans, the EA states: “River flooding is expected to continue in the Lower River Don washlands area in South Yorkshire through to at least Tuesday, where properties will continue to flood and there will be continued travel disruption.”

The EA states that river flooding is expected for Evesham in Worcestershire and residents should be braced for properties to be affected and travel to be disrupted.

It warns that local river flooding is also “possible” in parts of South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and parts of the Midlands until Monday, and in Oxfordshire this weekend.

 Aerial view of the heavily-flooded market town of Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire

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Aerial view of the heavily-flooded market town of Tewkesbury in GloucestershireCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
 The heavy rain is set to continue into next week

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The heavy rain is set to continue into next weekCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Temperatures will continue to nosedive through tonight – struggling to get much above single figures anywhere in the UK.

The mercury will dip to around -5C in Scotland and northern England with the south facing overnight lows of around -2C this week.

Wet weather will sweep in during the run up to mid-week clashing with cold air bringing further snow over high ground, forecasters say.

More than 120,000 Britons are expected to be left in the cold due to boiler breakdowns over the next fortnight.

PARTS OF UK SUBMERGED

The grim forecasts come as parts of the UK are already submerged – with floods engulfing entire villages.

Villagers in Fishlake, Yorkshire, which was partly cut off by the floods, were starting to clear up some of the damage yesterday while there was a brief respite from the rain.

The village of Bardney, near Lincoln, has also been cut off for days with roads completely impassable.

 The town of St Ives in Cambridgeshire was surrounded by flood water after the River Great Ouse burst its banks

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The town of St Ives in Cambridgeshire was surrounded by flood water after the River Great Ouse burst its banksCredit: GEOFF ROBINSON.
 Roads in Islip are completely submerged in water

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Roads in Islip are completely submerged in waterCredit: GEOFF ROBINSON.
 Roads were flooded in St Ives after heavy rain swept in

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Roads were flooded in St Ives after heavy rain swept inCredit: GEOFF ROBINSON.
 This car park was closed after flood water swamped the market town of St Ives

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This car park was closed after flood water swamped the market town of St IvesCredit: GEOFF ROBINSON.

Flood-hit families are facing more misery at Christmas, with warnings that the soaked ground in some areas will not take much more rain.

John Curtin, executive director of flood management at the Environment Agency, said: “This has been a phenomenally wet Autumn – this is only the middle of November.

“I do sound alarm because we’re in the middle of November, everywhere is saturated, all the flood storage areas have been full.

“Everywhere is super sensitive to rain so this winter we’ll have to remain vigilant.”

The Met Office said a month’s worth of rain fell in the area around Sheffield in the space of just 24 hours last week.

That was followed by a further 30-40mm downpour on Thursday night.

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 This aerial shot reveals the extent of flooding around Ambaston in Derbyshire

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This aerial shot reveals the extent of flooding around Ambaston in DerbyshireCredit: PA:Press Association
 Flooding near Tewkesbury, Gloucs, where acres of grassland were flooded

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Flooding near Tewkesbury, Gloucs, where acres of grassland were floodedCredit: PA:Press Association
 A flooded road and fields near Forthampton, close to Tewkesbury

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A flooded road and fields near Forthampton, close to TewkesburyCredit: PA:Press Association
 Snow covers the Brecon Beacons as the cold weather continues

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Snow covers the Brecon Beacons as the cold weather continuesCredit: Alamy Live News
 Walkers brave the Brecons - despite the snowy weather

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Walkers brave the Brecons – despite the snowy weatherCredit: Alamy Live News

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Credit: SWNS:South West News Service

A car submerged in water in Bardney, Lincolnshire

 A soldier trudges through water with a sandbag as the army help homeowners in Fishlake

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A soldier trudges through water with a sandbag as the army help homeowners in FishlakeCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Last week Boris Johnson visited some of the worst-hit areas.

The PM came after he announced that relief funding would be made available for those affected by the floods.

He also said that funding for local councils to help affected households would be made available to the tune of £500 per eligible household.

Annie Hall, the former high sheriff of Derbyshire, died after she was swept away by water on Friday in Darley Dale, near Matlock.

 The town of Fishlake near Doncaster was flooded after the River Don burst its banks

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The town of Fishlake near Doncaster was flooded after the River Don burst its banksCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
 Residents have had to evacuate the town after heavy floods

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Residents have had to evacuate the town after heavy floodsCredit: SWNS:South West News Service
 The army has been deployed to help deal with the flooding

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The army has been deployed to help deal with the floodingCredit: PA:Press Association



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