UK weather Met Office warns of ‘danger to life’ as Storm Aiden targets Britain

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning which could result in a danger to life as Storm Aiden brings heavy rain and strong winds to Britain.

All of the UK is will get wet weather this weekend and there is a risk of flooding and travel disruption.

On Sunday, a yellow weather warning for rain issued by the Met Office could mean lives are in danger due to floodwater.

The warning covering North West of England, West Midlands, Wales and Yorkshire and Humber  could mean "fast flowing or deep floodwater".

A spokesman for the Met Office also warned of “possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses”.

They also said “some communities may be cut off by flooded roads”.

Western and hilly areas could be lashed by the worst downpour as the storm creeps in from the west.

Several yellow warnings have come into force at midnight and the Met Office has also warned of the possibility of flooding on roads.

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There is also predicted to be flooding of some homes and businesses.

It is thought that it could result in interruption to some power supplies, as well as bus and train delays.

Met Office deputy chief meteorologist Martin Young told Mirror Online: "As the heavy rain and strong winds from Storm Aiden sweeps eastwards on Saturday, another system quickly follows on Sunday that contains the remnants of ex-Hurricane Zeta, bringing further heavy rain and strong winds.

"Given that this is falling on already saturated ground from what has been a wet October, there is an increased risk of flooding in some warnings areas.

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"We're urging people to keep a close eye on the forecast, flood alerts and warnings in their areas."

The warning lasts through Saturday  and could mean bouts of heavy rain to hit southern, central and western Scotland through the weekend.

The country is expected to be drenched by 20-40mm of raid in lower-lying areas.

Those is hilly areas could expect to see 40-60mm, according to the Met Office said.

There will also be another yellow warning for rain covering Wales and north-west England is in force from 6pm on Sunday to 6am on Monday.

The warning predicts some communities could be cut off by fast flowing and deep floodwater.

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