London, Thanasis Gavos

New UK weather warnings for severe weather are in place until tonight.

The Met Office named another strong storm this morning, the eighth in the last four months.

Storm Hank is bringing very strong winds and heavy rain mainly to southern England and Wales. As a result, an orange warning has been issued for winds that can reach a speed of almost 130 kilometers in coastal areas.

This warning will be in effect until 8pm local time.

Until 9pm local time a warning for heavy rain was still in effect in southern England and southern Wales, with the possibility of the phenomenon extending to central and north-east England.

The warning entails the risk of flooding on the country’s road and rail network, which will once again create problems for transportation.

The Met Office is predicting 35-50mm of rain in places, which means that even homes or businesses may be at risk of flooding in these areas.

A total of 100 flood warnings are in place, mainly in central England and Wales, and over 250 subordinate flood warnings in England and Wales.

Over the bank holidays the inconvenience to the traveling public was enormous, mainly on trains, due to winds in the south, rain in the midlands and snow in the north, especially in Scotland.