London : Britain is bracing itself for more flooding as a winter storm named Hercules made its way from the US to the country’s coastline.
Huge waves were battering the southern coast of the UK with waves of up to 27 feet recorded off Land’s End in Cornwall.
Travel by road and rail was hit, causing disruption for many returning to work.
Western and southern areas were bearing the brunt of the latest severe weather, and forecasters were warning that flooding could be worse than that seen in recent days.
The Met Office issued a ‘be aware’ yellow warning for wind, as gusts of up to 70mph are expected on the west and south-west coast of Britain and the east coast of Northern Ireland on Monday.
This will cause “exceptionally high waves”, the Met Office predicted. A spokesperson confirmed that Britain was faced with the same system that had led to extraordinary freezing conditions in the US over the past week.
UK environment minister Owen Paterson has chaired a Cobra emergency meeting to ensure agencies are ready to