Both storms left Brits swamped with vehicles struggling to make headway in heavy flood water. Forecasters say after a lull the deluge will continue before it clears early tomorrow morning
Storms Elin and Fergus have left a trail of destruction with Brits submerged in rain deluge.
A Range Rover understood to be carrying a young child was caught in four feet of floodwater in Essex on Sunday after heavy rain was unleashed by Storm Elin. Elsewhere a van also got stuck in 4ft of water at another location. It is seen almost totally submerged in flood water with interior images showing just the steering wheel above the flood water.
The Met Office earlier issued weather warnings over both storms as Brits were hit by brutal weather brought on by a rain deluge.
Yellow weather warnings are in place today (December 10) and tomorrow (December 11) over the two storms set to hit the UK. A rain deluge hitting stretches of the country today is expected to continue through to the early hours of Monday morning.
The stretch of rain hitting Carlisle down to Manchester and Sheffield will remain in place until 3am on Monday, with the Met Office confirming floods are a possibility for the affected areas. Journey times are likely to increase also according to an updated warning issued by the weather body.
The torrential rain is expected to move to the opposite coast before further downpours return on Sunday night. Weather experts predict downpours should clear before the deluge returns. It will be in the early hours of Monday before it finally clears. Forecasters say most parts will see around 20mm of rain and the worst areas affected will experience up to 40mm.
The Mirror told how the Met Office predicted how long the deluge brought by Elin and Fergus would last. A spokesman added: “After a brief lull once morning rain clears from west to east across the area, further heavy rain or showers will develop Sunday evening, before clearing during the early hours of Monday. Many parts will see 15-20 mm, with the wettest spots seeing 30-40 mm. Given very wet ground, some impacts are likely.”
Passengers were earlier left stranded after overhead line ‘explosions’ were heard in fierce storm. Travel disruption brought train services to a standstill across northern England while emergency workers services were called after reports of a car in a canal in Bradford. Meanwhile another vehicle was hit by a tree which was brought down in the storm in Tameside, Greater Manchester.
Two rail platforms in Manchester Piccadilly station were put out of action after a tree fell onto overhead wires, triggering a series of bangs as Storm Elin took its toll. Travellers were forced to bed-down in the station, pay for an expensive taxi journey home or find the cash for an unexpected additional cost of a hotel room. Rail firms were left trying to repair infrastructure to allow services to restart.