Brendan Jones, a forecaster with MeteoGroup, has rubbished claims that Britain is set to be battered by the worst storms in 50-years as "clearly over the top" and "nonsense".
He said: "The storm coming up is no worse than the winds last week. And in terms of wind they will not be as severe."
Residents in Middleton On Sea have spoken about being stranded because of heavy showers and floods. Daybreak's Katy Fawcett reports.
Pets have been stranded across the country as heavy showers hit South Wales, the south of England and Northern Ireland.
Daybreak's Katy Fawcett meets Rio in Middleton On Sea - who was stranded because of the floods.
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The Environment Agency has issued more flood alerts this afternoon, after heavy rains continued across most of the UK today. A alert is a warning to prepare for the possibility of flooding.
- 39 in the South East
- 1 in the South West
- 4 across Anglia
- 1 across the Midlands
- 1 in the North East
Felpham in Bognor Regis, West Sussex is flooded for miles around.
Life in Felpham in Bognor Regis comes to a standstill because of severe flooding.
John Sansom, a resident of Bognor Regis in West Sussex, told me that the flood waters have prevented him from buying his newspaper and cigarettes, but that he was alright so long as his house stayed dry.