当风暴奥罗尔从法国抵达时,英格兰南部遭受洪水袭击

Emergency services have received a high number of calls from people reporting flooding after southern 英国 was hit overnight by heavy rain and strong winds from a storm moving in from France.

The Met Office issued a yellow rain warning covering most of southern England for Wednesday night and into Thursday, meaning people living there could experience transport delays, flooding and power issues.

It came as a low-pressure system named Storm Aurore moved in from France, bringing up to 50mm of rain and 45mph winds in the worst-affected areas.

Essex fire service said they had received more than 120 calls by 2.30am regarding flood-related incidents.

The Met Office issued yellow rain warnings for the southern counties and Channel Islands until 3am on Thursday, but said the most severe impact of the storm would be over northern France.

It added the unsettled weather was likely to continue for the rest of the week, with showers and breezy conditions across western Scotland and some areas of central and northern England and Wales on Friday.

Forecasters predict more persistent rain over the weekend, with the heaviest rain expected in western Scotland, where 40-60mm could fall in 24 小时.

北爱尔兰, northern England and Wales could get up to 20mm of rain, while southern and central areas will have light rain.

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