Warnings as heavy rain and winds hit the Meridian region

There are further risks of flood damage across the south of England today, according to the Environment Agency.

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Experts warn of more storm damage

Further storms, high tides and gale-force winds are expected across many parts of the UK over the weekend as communities already hit by a trail of devastation begin to assess the damage.

The Met Office has issued yellow warnings of rain in the south of England and snow in the north of England and southern parts of Scotland. Up to 30mm (1.1in) of rain could fall in just six hours, and there are more warnings of flooding and travel disruption

Residents in Chiswell and Portland in Weymouth, Dorset, were evacuated ahead of high tide last night, while around 100 people living in Aberystwyth, Dyfed, were advised to move to higher ground, with many taking shelter in rest centres.

The risk of flooding to the coast will continue over the next few days, especially on the south and west coast and along the Severn estuary.

– Jonathan Day, flood risk manager at the Environment Agency
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