FLOOD warnings have been issued for the UK as a month’s worth of rain and 60mph gales are due to hit today disrupting trains, roads and flights.
Snow is expected to return tomorrow just weeks after the Beast from the East caused chaos for the chilly country.
Families in the West Country are readying themselves for floods as they prepare sandbags ahead of two inches of rainfall – the average for the whole of March.
Yellow weather warnings are in place until midday tomorrow for rain in Northern Ireland and south west England – but for the rest of the UK the day should be fairly mild and dry.
For people planning to head to the races at Cheltenham the weather should remain mostly dry – today and tomorrow may see some showers but Friday and Saturday will see moments of sunshine too.
Train services have already been hit – commuters were told there will be delays across the network because the notorious sea wall section of track at Dawlish, Devon, will be affected by the storms this afternoon.
Places like Bodmin Moor in Cornwall could see up to 40mm of rain, almost two inches, and gales are set to hit the coasts.
The Met Office warned “Rain, heavy at times, developing on Wednesday morning becomes heavier and more widespread during the afternoon before clearing northeastwards during Wednesday night.
“Bus and train services will probably be affected with journey times taking longer whilst spray and flooding on roads may also affect some journeys.
“Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely.”