Storm Bella brings wind and flood warnings for Norfolk


The arrival of Storm Bella will bring further downpours and winds of up to 60-70mph in exposed coastal locations. Mass blackouts were registered in the Plymouth and Truro areas, as well as in Bristol and Bath.

Residents have been warned that unsafe gusts of wind, which were also felt in Paris, would be blowing over the north-western half of the country, and then from the south-west to the north-east in the evening - particularly along the coasts. Severe flood warnings indicating a potential threat to life remain in the area.

Multiple photos and videos, shared by people online, show the devastating power of the storm.

Meanwhile a national rainfall warning is in place from 3pm on Saturday until 4am on Sunday.

There are more than 300 flood warnings still in place across England following Storm Bella, with more than a hundred of these warnings an "immediate action" warning.

"We had wind gusts in excess of 80mph across the south of England and western Wales".

The gales meant that for the first time ever, more than half of Britain's electricity was generated by wind power on Saturday.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said they used a boat to rescue two men and two dogs from a vehicle stuck in flowing floodwater in Hawes at 12.37am on Sunday.

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And firefighters walked a woman to safety through shallow water in Wensley at 3.35am after a minor collision while driving through floods.

In Aysgarth, a man and a woman were also rescued by boat from the roof of their auto at 2.40am after they drove into deep floodwater.

Scotland could see up to 10cm of snow by Monday morning on higher ground, and up to 3cm at lower levels, according to the forecast.

Through Sunday evening and into Monday, meteorologists are warning the snow and ice could also pose a risk to more central and southern areas of England.

Sunday will be a very cold and blustery day with sunny spells and showers, some of sleet, snow or hail.

Met Éireann says wintry showers are expected, with some accumulations of snow possible.

Some 1,000 people had to be evacuated from a flooded caravan park in Northampton on Christmas Day as heavy rain flooded the site.