Forecasters warned Typhoon Hagibis could cause extreme weather conditions in the UK after causing widespread devastation in Japan.
The Met Office in the UK issued a warning over the impact of the deadly typhoon on Monday, predicting heavy downpours across most of England, with the chance of flooding.
Typhoon Hagibis killed dozens of people in Japan over the weekend with at least 31 dead and another 15 missing, with a further 186 people injured.
Now it’s expected to affect the UK as warm moist air from the typhoon will clash with cold air in Russia and accelerate the jet stream.
Forecasters say “the strengthening temperature contrast will accelerate the Jet Stream by 100 mph in 48 hours”.
The yellow weather warning was issued on Monday amid heavy downpours of heavy rain in England. The warning will remain in effect until midnight, as forecasters predict “flooding and disruption”.
Six flood warnings were issued with 44 alerts.
Rescuers continue to search for survivors in Nagano, central Japan.
More rain in the forecast has heightened fears that in areas where the “soil is already loosened by record-breaking rain from the typhoon”, there could be “further flooding and landslides”.