Britain to be battered by three storms with 65mph winds and 136 warnings

Britain is set for its fifth miserable Monday in a row with 65mph gales and soakings – as we're battered by three storms in a row.

Tomorrow has been dubbed “Groundhog Monday” to start a week of stormy weather.

And it will also be stormy on Wednesday and Friday too, with no end for the misery.

A Met Office forecaster said: “Wet and windy weather spreads on Monday, Wednesday brings a risk of gales, and spells of wet and windy weather continue.”

The RAC say flood breakdowns have doubled year-on-year and commuters should expect delays tomorrow afternoon because of the wet weather.

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A spokesman said: “Some flooding is expected for at least the next five days. Coastal flooding is probable due to increasing tidal levels on the rivers Severn, Wye and Mersey.”

The Environment Agency has issued 136 flood warnings –with high spring tides adding to the risk, especially in the west of Britain.

The RAC say flood breakdowns have doubled year on year and commuters should expect delays tomorrow.

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Spokesman Simon Williams said: “It’s Groundhog Monday again with a horrible afternoon commute on the fifth stormy Monday in a row.”

Despite the wet weather, it will be milder than last week.

Temperatures are expected to be between 6C and 13C in most parts of the country.

Forecaster John Hammond of weather trending said: “Miserable winter weather is continuing into spring, with more wind and rain.

“A surge of jet stream energy will sweep all before it, bringing successive bouts of wet and windy weather.

“There will be little opportunity for the ground to dry out and for river levels to return to normal."

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