As it happened: Fresh severe weather hits UK

Key points

  • Two people die as strong winds and heavy rain hit southern England
  • There are 16 severe flood warnings in force, down from 24 overnight
  • More than 84,000 homes are still without power, but the number is falling
  • The Met Office says cold weather is on its way to the whole of the UK
  • Army helps rescue 32 diners trapped by floodwaters in beachfront restaurant
  • The government's emergency committee, Cobra, is expected to meet

Live text

Reporting:

  • Dominic Howell 
  • Julian Joyce 
  • Bernadette McCague 
  • Margaret Ryan 

Last updated 15 February 2014

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