UK weather: Severe flood warnings as Brits brace for strong winds and torrential rain

Weather experts predict around 40 to 60mm of rainfall will fall over the weekend in some parts of the country, with flood alerts in place in southern England and Wales

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Met Office warns of strong winds and rain

Brits will need to wrap up warm for a wet and windy weekend which is set to bring heavy rain and even some flooding, forecasters say.

Weather experts predict 40 to 60mm of rainfall will fall over the weekend in some parts of the country, with flood alerts in place in southern England and Wales.

A yellow weather warning has been put in place for the south, west, and southwest of Wales until 6pm on Sunday.

Spray and flooding on roads could lead to difficult driving conditions and public transport could be disrupted.

Weather experts predict 40 to 60mm of rainfall will fall over the weekend

The Met Office predicts clear intervals and blustery showers overnight in the north followed by strong winds in the far north and southwest.

Outbreaks of rain and drizzle are expected to sweep across central and southern parts overnight, moving back north again across England and Wales.

On Sunday, conditions are expected to remain wet and windy for the south with some heavy rain in the west and south along the coast.

Chief Meteorologist Steve Ramsdale said: “A new area of ​​low-pressure, this time moving across England and Wales, arrives on Saturday night then slowly clears to the east on Sunday.

“This brings wet and windy weather to the country, particularly Wales, and we have issued a Yellow National Severe Weather Warning for rain for this.

Severe flooding is expected

“As the system pulls away from the UK there will be another short lived, colder and more settled spell Monday night with one or two wintry showers possible over high ground in Scotland and perhaps a frost elsewhere.”

According to the Met Office’s latest radar sequence, the rain is pushing in from the west with heavier bursts having hit parts of Scotland, northern England and Wales on Saturday already.

Forecasters also warned of an active jet stream which could send low-pressure systems across the country showing that the weather will likely change moving into next week.

Flooding is possible in the north of England where two flood alerts are in place at Rivers Duddon, in Crake and Mill Beck, and at Upper River Derwent in Stonethwaite.

Next week remains equally as unsettled with showers and long spells of rain from Monday to Wednesday.

While the rain will hammer down harder, it will also bring with it drier and brighter periods.

Local flooding is likely from rivers and surface water on Sunday for parts of south and mid Wales, and is possible more widely across Wales into Monday.

In western parts of central England from Sunday until Wednesday, local flooding from rivers is also possible.

Land, roads and some properties could flood and there could be travel disruption.

UK 5 day weather forecast


Wet and windy for many. The heaviest rain over Wales and England with some coastal wales whilst the far north of Scotland brighter with showers dying out. Mild for many feeling colder in the rain and wind.


Rain and showers over northern England and Wales slowly moving southeast. Some brighter, drier conditions developing for Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and northern England. Increasingly winter showers in far north.

Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday:

Rain or showers and very strong winds at times, especially in the north. Mild in the south, but occasionally colder in the north with some winter showers.

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