Tuesday, 3 Oct 2023

Torrential rain and snow hits Britain in weekend washout

Another weekend washout is forecast in the UK from today as rain ruins the end of the week for many and more flooding is expected.

The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for rain in southern and north-west Scotland which will last all day.

It warns heavy rain and some snow melt may lead to travel disruption in Scotland and there are still some 153 flood warnings in place across the country.

Today, Saturday will see patchy rain in southern England while the north and Scotland face torrential downpours.

Weather Outlook maps show the rain clearing by the evening.

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The Weather Outlook forecast says: “Saturday starts with outbreaks of rain in Scotland and the north west.

“Elsewhere it is mainly dry. Through the day it should be mainly dry in central and eastern England.

“There will be a lot of cloud but some bright spells are likely. In the north and west patchy outbreaks of rain continue and at times they turn heavy. It will be windy.

Temperatures range from 9C in the north west to 12C in the south and east.

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“Tonight outbreaks of rain push southeastwards across all regions.

"Clearer and showery conditions follow and in Scotland it will be cold enough for sleet or snow over high ground.”

Then tomorrow, torrential rain will affect much of the country.

At 6am, Weather Outlook maps show the whole of the country experiencing rain and there is even snow in parts of Scotland.

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And by 3pm the maps extend with even more rain.

The forecast adds: “Tomorrow brings a mix of sunny spells and blustery showers.

“The heaviest showers are expected to be in southern and central Britain as well as the north west. It will be colder than today.”

The Met Office also forecasts a weekend washout from today.

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It says: “Rain and drizzle affecting northern and western parts. Rain, heavy and persistent over hills in north Wales, Cumbria and western Scotland.

"Windy too with coastal gales. Largely cloudy elsewhere with some bright spells to the east of high ground.”

Then from tonight: “Rain sweeping southeast to affect the rest of England, followed by blustery heavy showers across Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales and western England.”

And tomorrow: “Rain clearing the far southeast during the morning.

"Elsewhere, sunny spells and blustery showers, heaviest in the west with a risk of thunder. Feeling cold in the wind.”

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