Storm Babet: Heavy rain to move across West Yorkshire with severe weather warnings issued
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The influence of Storm Babet will begin to be felt later today (Tuesday) and into Wednesday as heavy and, in places, disruptive rainfall will move in from the south and west, impacting Northern Ireland and much of England and Wales.
Deputy chief meteorologist, Steven Keates, said: “Storm Babet will bring impactful rain to many parts of the UK, but especially parts of eastern Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England later this week.
"Heavy and persistent rain will fall onto already saturated ground, bringing a risk of flooding.
"It is important to stay up to date with warnings from your local flood warning agency as well as the local authorities.
“As well as heavy rain, Storm Babet will bring some very strong winds and large waves near some eastern coasts too.
"Gusts in excess of 60mph are possible in eastern and northern Scotland from Thursday. It is likely Met Office warnings will be updated through the week.”
As the week ends, the storm is set to calm down with low pressure forecast by the Met Office to remain in charge of the UK’s weather into the start of next week, with potential for further spells of wet and windy weather.
To check if your property is at risk of flooding, visit: https://www.gov.uk/check-long-term-flood-risk