Updated: 22/11/16 : 05:21:05
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World :: Storm Angus causes flood havoc across UK

Britons are being urged to prepare for fresh bouts of heavy rain and strong winds this morning, with forecasters warning the weather is not expected to improve until later in the week.

The Met Office says gusts of between 50mph and 60mph could damage trees and cause further travel disruption today - with 70mph possible on higher ground.

A yellow "be aware" warning for strong winds is currently in place across parts of the South Coast and is not due to expire until 9am.

Meteorologist Alex Burkill said: "Even though the worst of the rain is clearing northwards, we have still got some pretty strong winds to deal with which will likely cause some further problems."

The latest warnings come in the wake of Storm Angus, which caused flash flooding in parts of England and Wales - submerging cars and engulfing homes.

Police have had to rescue people from their homes and cars after they were inundated with floodwater.

Officers in South Wales are due to resume searching for missing pensioner Russell Sherwood later today after poor light and treacherous conditions forced them to suspend their efforts.

A Stena Europe ferry is also going to attempt a second docking at lunchtime after the extreme weather left its crew unable to dock at Fishguard in southwest Wales yesterday.

Landslides, flooding on tracks and fallen trees have also forced several train lines across the UK to shut down - with some routes not expected to open until after the morning rush hour.

Exeter St Davids has been one of the worst-affected stations on the train network, with some services there suspended until 6pm while urgent work to drain flooded railways continues.

Some families have expressed frustration that measures designed to protect flood-prone areas have fallen short.

Cars on Whitchurch Lane in Bristol were submerged following Storm Angus' torrential downpours, and resident Christine Granger said: "We should not have to put up with it in this day and age. It is disheartening really."