Storm Babet sees 360 flood alerts issued with danger to life risk across UK

More weather warnings have been issued across the UK as Storm Babet brings more downpours.

Some 360 areas across the UK are at risk of severe flooding, which could pose a danger to life. The Environment Agency include warnings that parts of the Rivers Thames, Severn, Tyne and Mersey are expected to overflow in another day of heavy rainfall. Julie Foley, director of the flood agency, urged Brits to remain vigilant and check their area for updated warnings.

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Speaking on BBC One’s Breakfast programme, she urged Brits to check for updated warnings in their area. "I'm really conscious that over the weekend. We've got a lot of water now moving through our river catchments, so we're going to continue to see river levels continuing to rise,” she said.

Meanwhile a Met Office rain warning is in place in Scotland, including a rare "danger to life" warning in the east of the country. Chief Meteorologist Andy Page commented: "This is not usual autumn weather.

"This is an exceptional event, and we are likely to continue to see significant impacts with the potential for further flooding and damage to properties. There are numerous National Severe Weather Warnings in place for both rain and wind over the coming days."

The Met Office updated its weather warnings for Scotland today, with the "danger to life" red warning now ending at 6pm this evening. It was previously due to last until the end of the day.

Another amber warning for rain covering much of eastern Scotland will also end at 6pm, while a yellow warning will remain in place until 11:59pm. In the northwest Highlands, an amber rain warning is in place until 10pm.

However the Met Office previously stated the storm wouldn't clear until Monday, with tomorrow (Sunday, October 22) also expected to bring unpleasant conditions.

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