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Pathetic fallacy? Flood warnings have been issued for these parts of the UK

The government has issued 22 active flood alerts for the areas most at risk

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Faima Bakar

Most of us caught sight of the thunderstorms and heavy rain battering Britain on Sunday, causing flooding and commuter chaos this morning (Monday). And the weather doesn’t look like it’s going to chill out anytime soon.

After a month’s worth of rain poured down yesterday, flooding and power cuts are expected. Some areas have received a yellow weather warnings for thunder, and 22 flood alerts were issued by the government. 

While the Met Office said Monday’s weather won’t be as extreme as on the weekend, thunderstorms and heavy showers are expected in some areas. Meanwhile, temperatures are set to be in double digits, higher than expected in October.

The areas worst affected by Sunday’s storms stretch from Bristol to Stoke-on-Trent. Places such as York and Middlesbrough are still feeling the aftermath of the heavy weather. 

A Met Office spokesperson said Brits should be wary of flooding, particularly in more rural areas, where there is also the possibility of power cuts. Traffic delays and other transport issues should also be expected.

Small rural communities could also be cut off if their roads are flooded and cars are unable to manoeuvre.

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