Parts of Britain are being battered today by heavy rain and winds of more than 120mph after Storm Brendan landed – closing schools, shutting roads with fallen trees, hitting ferry services and blocking train routes. Further weather warnings issued for this afternoon and evening warn of another low pressure system sweeping in, bringing the likelihood of more strong winds in almost all of England and Wales between noon and midnight. These will be accompanied by heavy rain – the worst of which is likely to be in southern England between 1pm today and 9am tomorrow. Up to 1.6in (40mm) of rain could fall in hilly areas and 1in (25mm) at lower levels. National Rail has warned speed restrictions may be imposed on train routes in the worst affected areas today, with South Western Railway already saying that from 1pm, services between London Waterloo and Weymouth may be amended to not run between Bournemouth and Weymouth, or to run as a separate train on that section. It comes after schools were closed and roads blocked by fallen trees in Scotland, while ferry services were hit and train services were halted after objects were blown into overhead power lines by the first… Read full this story
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