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Storm hell ‘not over’ Weatherman John Kettley warns new storm rising up from south


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A vast swathe of England is set for another deluge just days after Storm Babet wreaked havoc with intense flooding.

Weatherman John Kettley told GB News that Britons need to prepare themselves for more downpours as the death toll in the wake of Babet rose to six.

On top of the devastating loss of life, hundreds have been left homeless, with about 1,250 properties in England flooded, the Environment Agency (EA) said.

Kettley told Mark Longhurst that the rainfall is set to be “enhanced” with further rainfall in certain parts of the country.

John Kettley and a weather chart

John Kettley thinks Britain is set for another deluge


“Babet came and went like a dose of salt, in about 36 hours”, he said.

“It has just been enhanced by further developments over Spain and Portugal, where it has been very hot for the past few weeks.


“There is an awful lot of energy and the dynamics were as such that the jet-stream was diverting, picking up more energy and therefore more intense downpour with areas of low pressure picking up across Britain.

“It was a very complex situation, now it is becoming more simplified. We are seeing different bands of rain arriving. There is another one reaching the south east of England.

“That is going to be pushing up into the east of England through tonight and eastern Scotland tomorrow. It is going to particularly enhance rainfall across Lincolnshire and into the north East Midlands and northern England.”

An estimated 30,000 properties have required protection against raising water levels, according to the EA.

Thousands were left without power and facing flooding from "unprecedented" amounts of rain in east ScotlandThousands were left without power and facing flooding from “unprecedented” amounts of rain in east ScotlandPA

A total of 13 areas broke their daily rainfall records for October last week, including areas in Suffolk, South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Wiltshire, North Yorkshire, Kinchardineshire, Nottinghamshire, Northumberland, Derbyshire and Humberside, the Met Office said.

Significant river flooding is possible but not expected in parts of England on Tuesday or Wednesday.

A Met Office warning has been put in place for between 3am and 4pm on Tuesday stating “there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings”.

Kettley told GB News that recent weather events are not to be “belittled” but Britain has suffered worse in the past.

“The thing about being 55 or over is you’ve seen these events in the past”, he said.

“Back in 2000, we had the wettest autumn on record, far wetter than we have now.

“But who knows, in a few weeks it could get worse.”

Scottish First Minister Humza Yousaf visited Brechin, Angus, on Monday morning, where the storm hit hardest, with the River South Esk bursting its banks and flooding dozens of homes.

During the visit, Yousaf said there will be a “long road to recovery” for those impacted by Storm Babet.

He said the local council would receive the funding it needs to recover. But he warned that any clean-up after the flooding would likely take time.

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