Flood alerts have been issued across England and Wales after thunderstorms and torrential rain left roads underwater.
Flooding is expected in the north of England and Wales, with 150-200mm of rain expected to fall over the course of 36 hours.
The Environment Agency has issued 16 flood alerts, including parts of the Humber estuary, River Severn and River Mease.
One flood warning has been issued for Dragley Beck at Ulverston.
The forecaster said: ‘Outbreaks of rain, heavy at times, will affect many parts of the UK on Tuesday and Wednesday.
‘The heaviest and most persistent rainfall during this period is expected to affect the high ground of northwest England, northwest Wales and south Wales.’
The south of England will also see strong coastal gales, with gusts expected to measure up to 45 mph.
Where have flood alerts been issued?
Dragley Beck at Ulverston
Humber estuary from Spurn Point to Winestead Outfall
Lower River Derwent
Lower Tone and Parrett Moors
Rase and Upper Ancholme
River Maun in Nottinghamshire
Rivers Brathay, Rothay and Winster
Rivers Duddon, crake and Mill Beck
Severn Estuary at Severn Beach
Tyne and Wear coast
Upper River Ure
River Conwy at Gwydir Road
Mawddach and Wnion Catchment
Glaslyn and Dwyryd Catchment
Chief Forecaster Steve Willington said: ‘The weekend’s severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, and their associated impacts, have marked a transition between the heat of last week and the more Atlantic-dominated weather in the forecast for the coming week.’
Flooding has already been seen in Devon, causing road closures, bus and train cancellations and the closure of Paignton zoo.
Heavy showers and thunderstorms are also expected on Thursday and Friday, the Met Office has said.
Deputy Chief Forecaster David Oliver said: ‘Although the forecast contains the potential for further thundery showers later in the week, these are not expected to be of the magnitude of those seen over the weekend, but some localised impacts should be expected.’
Sunny spells may seen over the weekend, but temperatures will remain cool and showery downpours will sweep across the UK.
The extreme weather event, which became a hurricane over the Caribbean earlier this month and is now a post-tropical cyclone, is currently battering Canada.
One person died in the US border state of Maine after a tree fell on his vehicle, while thousands have been left without electricity after 70mph gales knocked down power lines.
Now ‘Storm Lee’, it will weaken as it swings across the Atlantic, carried by a ‘jet stream’ of fast-flowing air.
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