UK weather: Shock aftermath of Storms Elin & Fergus revealed as cars submerged in extreme flooding after 70mph winds | The Sun

THE shock aftermath of Storms Elin and Fergus has been revealed as cars were submerged in extreme flooding after 70mph winds.

The Met Office has warned Storm Fergus could reintroduce some gusty winds, especially in western areas, alongside further rainfall on Sunday evening.

The most impactful winds of the storm are expected to hit the Republic of Ireland, the forecaster said.

A yellow rain warning covering an area stretching from Carlisle to Sheffield was in place until 3am on Sunday morning, with as much as 30mm of rain falling on already saturated ground.

The Met Office is monitoring the weather system, and said further weather warnings could be introduced for Sunday.

Heavy rain is expected in the evening as Storm Fergus sweeps eastwards producing 20 to 30mm, along with a risk of hail and thunder, the Met Office said.

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The storm was named by the Irish meteorological service, Met Eireann.

The strongest winds are likely to hit south Wales and areas around the Bristol Channel.

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge said: "Strong winds will hit the south west of the Republic of Ireland before the storm makes its way further east tomorrow evening.

"There will be some further spells of heavy rain, particularly in Wales and the north of England.

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"There could be strong localised gales, especially in south Wales. There's a chance we'll issue a weather warning, but we're still monitoring.

"We'll hopefully see a dryer and more settled second half to next week."

The bad weather could cause delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport, and coastal routes, sea fronts and coastal communities may be affected by spray and large waves.

On Saturday, Storm Elin brought strong winds and heavy downpours to parts of the UK and Ireland.

Thirty-eight flood warnings were in place for England having been issued by the Environment Agency on Saturday.

Hundreds of train passengers were left stranded after "explosions" on overhead lines.

Emergency services in Bradford scrambled to reports of a car in the canal.

A motor was also damaged by a falling tree in Tameside, Greater Manchester.

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Trains were unable to pull in at two platforms in Manchester Piccadilly station after the storm toppled a tree onto the wires, setting off the bangs.

The unsettled weather could continue into the start of next week, the Met Office said.

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