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Britain braces for a WEEK of storms: Map shows how heavy rain and gale-force winds will batter the country from tomorrow through Remembrance Weekend – after Storm Ciaran wreaked havoc

Britain is bracing itself for another week of storms with heavy rain and gale-force winds set to batter the country through to Remembrance weekend, just days after Storm Ciaran wreaked havoc leaving towns deluged. 

Downpours will sweep across the UK from the Atlantic with a band of torrential rain hitting the west early on Wednesday, with Scotland set to bear the brunt of the weather where some parts could even see snow.

Showers will cover much of Britain before another heavy torrent of rain on Thursday hits an already sodden south coast still recovering from the aftermath of Storm Ciaran when hurricane gales of 104mph and heavy rain left a path of destruction with homes and streets flooded.  

Rain is forecast to fall in the north-west and Wales for much of the day and into Friday morning but will remain dry for much of the day with Yorkshire, Lancashire and parts of Scotland seeing the worst of the downpours, according to forecaster WXCharts. 

Remembrance Sunday services could be hampered as another band of heavy rain sweeps overnight on Saturday into the early hours of the morning with Cornwall, Bristol, and Hampshire forecast for showers. 

Some Essex roads on Monday morning are still flooded after Storm Ciaran last week. A driver attempts to drive through the water which reach up to halfway on his van Some Essex roads on Monday morning are still flooded after Storm Ciaran last week. A driver attempts to drive through the water which reach up to halfway on his van

Some Essex roads on Monday morning are still flooded after Storm Ciaran last week. A driver attempts to drive through the water which reach up to halfway on his van 

ESSEX: Water sprays up in the air as a HGV drives through the flooded road. The weather warning in the county was upgraded to amber last week ahead of the storm ESSEX: Water sprays up in the air as a HGV drives through the flooded road. The weather warning in the county was upgraded to amber last week ahead of the storm

ESSEX: Water sprays up in the air as a HGV drives through the flooded road. The weather warning in the county was upgraded to amber last week ahead of the storm 

Wind speeds will be at their highest on Wednesday and Friday when 40mph gusts are forecast.

READ MORE: Dozens of flood warnings in place across Britain after Storm Ciaran wreaked havoc with heavy rain and gales – as heartbroken resident reveals how his home was deluged

As of today, there are 26 flood warnings and 129 flood alerts still in place across the UK.

The Met Office predicts ‘another unsettled week ahead’ with wet and windy weather at times. 

Meteorologist Jonathan Vautrey said there could be thunderstorms and hail today with a scattering of showers in the Midlands.

‘As we head into Tuesday there is a slight change afoot as we have a ridge of high pressure which is spreading its way in from the Atlantic and across the UK,’ he said. 

‘So the day itself will start of very showery, most of those showers frequent in the west but during the daytime that ridge of high pressure will help ease those showers off. They will turn lighter. they will turn more scattered and more of us will see those drier and sunnier intervals start developing. 

‘I have possibly broken the record for the number of times I’ve said showers in this forecast but there is eventually a change of theme as we head into Wednesday and that is all because of this area of rain which is associated with a frontal system and that is steadily heading towards the UK as we head towards Wednesday, sweeping its way across and bring a much widely wet period.’

Forecaster WXCharts has  predicted heavy rain and gale force winds this week for much of Britain which could hamper some Remembrance Sunday services Forecaster WXCharts has  predicted heavy rain and gale force winds this week for much of Britain which could hamper some Remembrance Sunday services

Forecaster WXCharts has  predicted heavy rain and gale force winds this week for much of Britain which could hamper some Remembrance Sunday services 

Britain is bracing itself for another week of stormy weather just a week after Storm Ciaran left a path of destruction on the southern coastline Britain is bracing itself for another week of stormy weather just a week after Storm Ciaran left a path of destruction on the southern coastline

Britain is bracing itself for another week of stormy weather just a week after Storm Ciaran left a path of destruction on the southern coastline

(Pictured: Autumn colours on the trees surrounding Durham Cathedral in Durham.) Showers will cover much of Britain before another heavy torrent of rain hits an already sodden south coast still recovering from the aftermath of Storm Ciaran (Pictured: Autumn colours on the trees surrounding Durham Cathedral in Durham.) Showers will cover much of Britain before another heavy torrent of rain hits an already sodden south coast still recovering from the aftermath of Storm Ciaran

(Pictured: Autumn colours on the trees surrounding Durham Cathedral in Durham.) Showers will cover much of Britain before another heavy torrent of rain hits an already sodden south coast still recovering from the aftermath of Storm Ciaran

Meanwhile, as many as 12,000 people remain without water after Storm Ciaran caused problems at a treatment plant in Surrey with a major incident being declared in by the county council. 

Thames Water has apologised for the problems in areas including Guildford and Godalming, saying that the storm had created issues at the Shalford water treatment works.

READ MORE: Major incident in Surrey declared as thousands of Thames Water customer left without water in their homes following Storm Ciaran wreck

But Waverley Borough Council leader Paul Follows criticised the firm for lack of communication.

He told BBC Breakfast: ‘Water infrastructure in this country is clearly crumbling.

‘I have certainly got questions for the county for not declaring a major incident much earlier, and I will certainly have questions for our MP about the state of water infrastructure in the local area because it is clearly failing.

‘People have been quite upset… we’ve had almost no communications from Thames Water right from the start, so just actually trying to get basic information about what the problem is, how they’re resolving it and when it will be resolved, that has actually been the challenge.’

The stormy weather comes a week after Storm Ciaran battered the UK with residents forced to evacuate homes and seek refuge in hotels when 104mph gales shattered windows and ripped roofs from houses. 

Power supplies were cut off in nearly 150,000 properties with the southern coast and Channel Islands being pummelled. 

The streets in seaside Sussex resort Bognor Regis were flooded during this week’s storm as the black water breached the sandbag defences outside people’s homes, leaving them waterlogged.

Andrew Penegar, wading through the ankle-deep dirty floodwater in his home as debris floats around his legs, told how he will now have to move.

Standing in the kitchen of his waterlogged home, Mr Penegar told the BBC: ‘Well it’s catastrophic really you know I think it is game over really for us here.

‘Yeah we’re going to get relocated through the insurance company, but I mean what do you do? You tell me.’

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