Severe weather warnings remain in place in Britain

Met Office warns of ‘exceptionally high waves’

The Environment Agency issued 70 flood warnings covering every region, urging people to take immediate action as flooding was “expected”.

The Environment Agency issued 70 flood warnings covering every region, urging people to take immediate action as flooding was “expected”.

Mon, Jan 6, 2014, 01:00

Severe weather warnings remain in place in Britain as more heavy rain, strong winds and large waves are expected to cause further coastal flooding.

The Met Office issued a yellow warning – meaning “be aware” – for heavy rain last night in southern parts of Scotland, southern Wales, northeast and south England.

Up to 40mm of rain could fall on higher ground.

A yellow warning has also been issued for wind as gusts of up to 70mph (113km/h) are expected to hit the west and southeast coast of Britain today.

This will cause “exceptionally high waves”, the Met Office predicted.

Meanwhile, the Environment Agency issued 70 flood warnings covering every region, urging people to take immediate action as flooding was “expected”.

The agency estimated that about 220 properties have been flooded, miles of British coastline have been battered and roads and fields across the country left under water.