Risk of flooding and high winds on Monday as intense low pressure is set to sweep in

Atlantic storm to batter UK

The Met Office has issued an amber alert storm warning for Monday that could lead to flooding.

The Met Office said the public in the affected area “should be prepared for the risk of falling trees as well as damage to buildings and other structures” caused by strong winds.

The winds could reach as high as 80mph, especially on exposed coasts in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, West Sussex, East Sussex and Kent, according to the BBC.

Colin Seddon from the BBC Weather Centre said it “is certainly the worst storm we’ve seen this year”.

Northern England, the Midlands, southern England and Wales have also been issued with a yellow warning for rain on Monday.

Yellow alerts are the lowest level of the three warnings.

The Met Office said people in those areas should “be aware of the potential for surface water flooding” because of the rain.