Weather forecast TODAY – UK hit with 'DANGER TO LIFE' warnings by Met Office as Storm Alex brings heavy rain and wind

THE UK has been hit with "danger to life" warnings as Storm Alex brings more heavy rain and strong winds.

The Met Office issued two amber and one yellow warning countrywide even as the heart of Storm Alex moved on to the continent.

The new amber warnings apply to the southwest Midlands and southern England, and areas of Fife and Moray in Scotland.

The warning states: "Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings. Fast flowing or deep floodwater is possible, causing a danger to life."

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    SHOWERY DAY

    It will be a showery day for most of the UK today, the Met Office predicts.

    However, some sunshine will still be on the cards.

    Northern Ireland, south Wales and the southwest of England can expect to see cloudier conditions.

    Some more persistent rain is also forecast for these areas.

    Conditions will be milder than Sunday but still breezy in the south.

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    FRENCH ARMY CALLED IN TO HELP HUNT FOR SURVIVORS AFTER STORM ALEX

    The French Army has joined rescue teams in the hunt for survivors after Storm Alex ripped through parts of France and Italy, leaving at least eight dead.

    Flash floods triggered by four months' rain washed away houses and triggered massive landslides.

    Around 1,000 firefighters supported by helicopters and army units searched for survivors and assisted people whose homes were destroyed or inaccessible.

    France has declared the region a natural disaster zone. 

    Read more here.

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    'DEEP LOW' TO HIT UK ON THURSDAY

    A band of “deep low” pressure is predicted to hit Britain on Thursday.

    That will bring yet more wind and rain across the country, according to the BBC.

    Tuesday will be “unsettled and rather breezy with some bright or sunny spells but also showers pushing eastwards,” the corporation said.

    There could be some thunder over southern England and Wales.

    Wednesday is expected to see spells of sunshine and showers, these most likely in the north and west.

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    MARATHON CONDITIONS 'WORST EVER'

    Runners in the UK were faced with lashing rain and gale-force winds, described by a veteran racer who has taken part in all 40 London marathons as the “worst ever” conditions.

    Organisers of the virtual London Marathon 2020 have said they are “delighted and incredibly proud” to have held the event during a worldwide pandemic.

    This year's finishers included 87-year-old Ken Jones, the oldest of the 10 “Ever Presents” who have completed every London Marathon to date, and Eileen Noble, the oldest woman in the virtual event at 85.

    The veteran Ever Present said: “This year was the hardest because of the weather.

    “We had heavy rain until the last three miles and we had to change our clothes three times because they were soaked through.”

    Mrs Noble ran her 20th London Marathon despite feeling “so cold” and having soaked feet after having to “paddle through water”.

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