DOWNPOURS and flooding could bring more misery to communities devastated by Storm Desmond as the killer blizzard that battered the US heads for Britain.
Forecasters predicted yesterday that the weather system would hit Britain on Tuesday morning, bringing torrential rain and heavy winds.
The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning covering most of Wales, north-west England and western Scotland.
A spokesman said the system was the “remnants” of Storm Jonas, which has hammered the US east coast, killing 18 people.
“Across north-west England and Scotland there could be upwards of 150mm, almost rivalling what we saw in December,” he said.
“These are quite wet areas and they are susceptible to flooding.” Lancashire, Cumbria and Yorkshire are all covered by the warning and the Met Office said that it could be extended to south-west and south-east England.