Power outages and floods en route, Met Office warns

The Met Office has also forecast “heavy showers and strong winds on Wednesday” followed by “further rain and strong winds” to spread to the northeast on Thursday.

The government agency provides tips for staying safe in heavy rain, such as charging your cell phone, checking the latest local flood advisory, and parking your car outside of a flood zone.

They also advise those at risk of flooding to “store valuables high up, including electrical appliances, important documents and furniture.”

The warning comes for many after a wet weekend, with 30 flood warnings issued on Sunday from the Environment Agency, mainly in the south west.

‘Lands, roads and some properties could flood’

The agency said: “Local flooding from rivers and surface waters is likely on Tuesday in North West England and parts of the West Midlands and possibly wider in northern England.

“Flooding from the River Severn is likely until at least Thursday in Shropshire and Worcestershire. Further local river and surface water flooding is possible in Northern England and South West England on Thursday.

“Land, roads and some properties may flood and there may be travel disruption.”

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