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Flood warnings in place as Brits brace for -2C cold

UK weather: Met Office forecasts rain and cooler temperatures

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The Agency has announced a flood warning for the Essex coast at Coalhouse Fort and the surrounding marshland. The warning warns that flooding is expected in the early hours of the morning between 00:45 am and 2:45am on Tuesday.

The Environment Agency said: “Tides are expected to be higher than usual, due to the forecast weather conditions during spring tides.” 

It added: “Flood water is dangerous. Don’t put yourself or others at risk. We are monitoring the situation and not expecting the situation to escalate.

“We will update this message by 8am, Tuesday 27th September.”

Ten other flood alerts are in place warning that flooding is possible in areas along the North Sea coast, the Humber estuary, the Essex coast, Norfolk coast, Suffolk coast, the tidal Deben estuary, and the Tidal Thames riverside from Putney Bridge to Teddington Weir.

A number of the alerts warn of flooding between 07:45 am and 10:45am due to the forecast weather conditions and coming tides.

Met Office Chief Meteorologist Steven Ramsdale said: “The start of the week has certainly seen a change in the weather as cool air and bands of rain and showers have swept southwards.

“Much of the next few days will see similar conditions across the UK and although it’ll feel cooler and breezier than recently, this is fairly typical autumn weather for us.”

By the end of the week and into the weekend, the Met Office noted that there is an area of low pressure moving across the northwest of the UK.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist Daniel Rudman added that “this means that many can expect a more notably wet and windy spell, for a time on Friday.”

Weather mapper WXCHARTS shows that by Saturday, torrential rain will move in across the UK from the northwest and will gradually move across the country so all areas will be affected by wet weather.

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The weather charts also predict that temperatures this week will drop to single digits for many areas.

It is thought that the cold front may mean Brits see temperatures drop below freezing to -2C in some rural areas.

The Met Office said that Brits will “see an unsettled start to October” and that there will be “a mixture of sunny and showers or longer periods of rain”.

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