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Dozens Of Flood Warnings In England After Storm Ciaran Lashing

Flood warnings remain across England after days of heavy rain, though dryer conditions are forecast in the coming days.

As of 9.30am on Sunday, 41 flood warnings are in place in England (meaning flooding is expected), particularly along the south coast from Weymouth to Bexhill, where heavy rain fell on saturated ground on Saturday.

It comes after Storm Ciaran battered the south coast and the Channel Islands with heavy rain and gusts of up to 104mph on Thursday, leaving nearly 150,000 homes without power.

There are another 159 alerts – warning flooding is possible – with only the North West and far North East unaffected in England, while no active flood warnings are in Scotland.

Showers will mostly be in the western coastal counties on Sunday, with dry and brighter conditions in the east and no weather warnings currently issued.

There were also flood warnings near Godalming in Surrey, for the River Ouse at York and the River Waveney from Diss to Bungay in East Anglia.

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East Sussex and southeast Ken could receive 30-45mm of rainfall according to the Met Office Other warnings remained on the River Witham near Lincoln, in the area of Marchington in east Staffordshire, and the River Dene at Walton.

There is one flood warning in place in Wales on Sunday morning, according to Natural Resources Wales, with flooding expected along the River Ritec at Tenby, Pembrokeshire.

Alerts that flooding is possible also affect South Pembrokeshire.

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The south of England saw the worst of Storm Ciaran, with strong winds battering coastal areas of Kent, and flooding across parts of Hampshire, Sussex, Devon and Cornwall.

There was also major disruption to the UK’s travel network, with ferries cancelled, roads flooded and bridges closed over concerns about high winds.

Hundreds of schools closed in Hampshire, Southampton, the Isle of Wight and across Devon and Cornwall due to the storm on Thursday, while all schools have closed on the island of Jersey.