The latest on the flooding in the South

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Britain could face weeks of storms, forecasters warn

The UK could be facing storms and floods for weeks to come, the Met Office will warn today.

Rough conditions off Sunny Sands Beach in Folkestone on Saturday. Credit: PA

The report, by its chief scientist, Dame Julia Slingo, suggests it is likely to take weeks for the bad weather to subside, according to The Sunday Times (£).

Forecasters have already warned that 70mph winds and further downpours that have hit large parts of southern England will last into next week.

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Army clearing flooded channel behind Chesil Beach

The army has started work clearing a channel behind Chesil Beach which has been getting filled up with seawater and shingle. It ahead of a major operation they will begin with the environment agency tomorrow to reinstate the foreshore.

The army have been working to clear the channel behind Chesil Beach. Credit: ITV News

Lieutenant Greg Vinall-Hough from the 39 Engineer regiment told ITV news:

"The initial recce came in on Friday and by Saturday we had 8 machines down here, so it's been a fast response."

"The duration of task unknown at present, it's very much weather dependent, a lot of the environment agency's work got washed out to sea last week so it's a bit of an open-ended task at the moment."

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