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MET Office yellow weather warning as heavy rain and gale force winds leaves roads underwater in UK

Heavy rain and gale force winds have been forecast to batter the country during the UK’s second weekend in its second national lockdown. 

The MET Office has issued yellow weather warnings in the south of England and across Northern Ireland as both areas are set to be hit with torrential rain and winds.  

A large section of cliff at a Jurassic Coast beauty spot has collapsed overnight on the South West Coast Path next to Highlands End Caravan Park at Eype near Bridport in Dorset after heavy rain yesterday. 

This section of the coast path was closed and diverted at the beginning of November after large cracks appeared. 

The collapse has taken part of the holiday park camping field with the boundary fence hanging in the air. 

Heavy rain and gale force winds have been forecast to batter the country during the UK’s second weekend in its second national lockdown. Pictured: A large section of cliff at a Jurassic Coast beauty spot has collapsed overnight

The MET Office has issued yellow weather warnings in the south of England and across Northern Ireland as both areas are set to be hit with torrential rain and winds. Pictured: Cars driving through floodwater in Cadnam near Southampton

The MET Office has issued yellow weather warnings in the south of England and across Northern Ireland as both areas are set to be hit with torrential rain and winds. Pictured: Cars driving through floodwater in Cadnam near Southampton

The M20 is partly flooded near Maidstone in Kent. Over one hundred flood alerts are put in place by the Met Office today as the UK is hit with heavy overnight rain and gale force winds

The M20 is partly flooded near Maidstone in Kent. Over one hundred flood alerts are put in place by the Met Office today as the UK is hit with heavy overnight rain and gale force winds

A large section of cliff at a Jurassic Coast beauty spot has collapsed overnight on the South West Coast Path next to Highlands End Caravan Park at Eype near Bridport in Dorset after heavy rain yesterday. This section of the coast path was closed and diverted at the beginning of November after large cracks appeared

A large section of cliff at a Jurassic Coast beauty spot has collapsed overnight on the South West Coast Path next to Highlands End Caravan Park at Eype near Bridport in Dorset after heavy rain yesterday. This section of the coast path was closed and diverted at the beginning of November after large cracks appeared 

Parts of the UK have already been hit by flooding and roads are underwater in some areas. And last night a serious crash forced parts of the M3 to close after cars collided due to the wet conditions. 

One motorist said he had been sitting in gridlocked traffic for four hours as emergency services dealt with the incident.    

Another of England’s major motorways – the M27 near Southampton – was closed yesterday due to the deluge and had to be sealed off by police near the M271 junction.

Drivers were warned of heavy delays with traffic building back to Rownhams Services as traffic officers descended on the scene. 

Empty pavements on the high street were a far cry from last weekend when people flocked outdoors to enjoy the mild winter weather.

Parts of the UK have already been hit by flooding (pictured, Aylesford) and roads are underwater in some areas. And last night a serious crash forced parts of the M3 to close after cars collided due to the wet conditions

Parts of the UK have already been hit by flooding (pictured, Aylesford) and roads are underwater in some areas. And last night a serious crash forced parts of the M3 to close after cars collided due to the wet conditions

Empty pavements on the high street were a far cry from last weekend when people flocked outdoors to enjoy the mild winter weather. Pictured: Residents navigate a flooded street in Bosham, West Sussex

Empty pavements on the high street were a far cry from last weekend when people flocked outdoors to enjoy the mild winter weather. Pictured: Residents navigate a flooded street in Bosham, West Sussex

Streets and food stalls remained mostly empty as Britons sheltered from the sweeping November rain. Pictured: Bosham, West Sussex

Streets and food stalls remained mostly empty as Britons sheltered from the sweeping November rain. Pictured: Bosham, West Sussex 

Last week Londoners flocked to Broadway Market for drinks and food, despite the new coronavirus lockdown guidance saying to stay at home as much as possible.

But this weekend, streets and food stalls remained mostly empty as Britons sheltered from the sweeping November rain.  

Elsewhere a tree was blown over and blocked the railway lines between Brockenhurst and Lymington Pier in Hampshire.

South Western Railway suspended services and warned travellers of disruption to the timetables till at least 1pm on Saturday.

‘Efforts are underway to organise replacement road transport’, the firm said as teams began clearing the tree from the line.

Round the coast in Cornwall a flood alert is in place, the government’s Flood Information Service said today. The alert covers the South Cornwall Coast from Rame Head to Plymouth, including tidal estuaries.

South Western Railway suspended services and warned travellers of disruption to the timetables till at least 1pm on Saturday. Pictured: Bosham, West Sussex

South Western Railway suspended services and warned travellers of disruption to the timetables till at least 1pm on Saturday. Pictured: Bosham, West Sussex

Pictured: A flooded quayside in Bosham, West Sussex

Pictured: A flooded quayside in Bosham, West Sussex

Roads turn to rivers after persistent rain on Saturday and with this morning continuing much the same. Pictured: Cars drive through Cadnam

Roads turn to rivers after persistent rain on Saturday and with this morning continuing much the same. Pictured: Cars drive through Cadnam

Another of England's major motorways - the M27 near Southampton - was closed yesterday due to the deluge and had to be sealed off by police near the M271 junction. Pictured: Cars driving through floodwater in Cadnam

Another of England’s major motorways – the M27 near Southampton – was closed yesterday due to the deluge and had to be sealed off by police near the M271 junction. Pictured: Cars driving through floodwater in Cadnam

Meteorologists are warning people to ‘stay away from risk areas’ and take care when next to the coast. The full alert says: ‘Flooding is possible – be prepared.  

‘Flooding is possible over all high tides from this afternoon, Saturday, November 14 to Sunday’s afternoon tide, November 15.

‘Force 6 to 7 south westerly winds and offshore wave heights exceeding 3.5m are forecast to coincide with the high spring tides.

‘This may cause spray and wave overtopping, and minor flooding on low-lying land in certain coastal locations Saturday afternoon’s high tide at Plymouth is at 16:54, and on Sunday at 05:20 and 17:41.

‘These times vary for other locations along the coast. Peak tide levels may be 350mm higher than published. Locations which may be affected include Kingsand, Cawsand and Saltash.  

The collapse of a cliff along the Jurassic Coast has taken part of the holiday park camping field with the boundary fence hanging in the air

The collapse of a cliff along the Jurassic Coast has taken part of the holiday park camping field with the boundary fence hanging in the air

Temperatures are set to plunge heading into the week with just a few sunny spells but mostly cloud and rain across the UK. Pictured: Cars driving through floodwater in Cadnam

Temperatures are set to plunge heading into the week with just a few sunny spells but mostly cloud and rain across the UK. Pictured: Cars driving through floodwater in Cadnam

‘People are advised to stay away from risk areas and take care next to the coast. During Sunday, Force 7 south westerly winds and 4m offshore waves are forecast. Tides peak on Sunday evening.

‘Flood warnings may be issued. We will continue to monitor the situation and issue updates as required.’ 

While there will be wind in the south of England, it will see mainly clear spells while heavy rain will move towards the Midlands and the north-west.  

Sunny skies should be seen across England and Wales tomorrow with the odd shower but Scotland will stay rainy and cloudy.    

Northern Ireland will see more heavy rain. 

Temperatures are set to plunge heading into the week with just a few sunny spells but mostly cloud and rain across the UK.    

The heaviest rain will be in the south and west while rain in the north and east will often be light and patchy. Clear spells will develop later in Wales and western England.  

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