Downpours are set to continue lashing Britain this week, with “thundery” showers striking on Monday. The showers are slow moving, due to “very light” winds. The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of rain for London and South East England, South West England and Wales. The warning reads: “Heavy showers bringing some travel disruption this afternoon and early evening.
“Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer. Bus and train services probably affected with journey times taking longer.”
The yellow warning was issued at 2:58pm on Sunday, and lasts until 8pm tonight.
For Sunday evening and overnight, BBC weather presenter Darren Bett said: “It’s vey slow moving weather at the moment, the winds are light, it feels warm when the sun is out, but we have seen some showers developing as well.
“Those showers though have been developing over the past few hours and as it’s brightened up across eastern Scotland so we’ve seen some showers arriving here as well.
“For western Scotland though still on the cloudy side, even as we head towards the evening, a lot of cloud too for Northern Ireland, signs of some brightness allowing the odd shower.
“Some showers across northern England, particularly to the east of the Pennines, most of the showers though arriving through the Midlands, towards central and southern England, clipping Wales, those showers could be heavy and thundery too.
“Now through this evening and overnight the showers do become fewer and lighter, and many places actually trying dry.
“But remember that low cloud and misty weather along those North Sea coasts, that’s going to push a little bit further inland tonight. Pretty mild out there though, temperatures about 8C or 9C.”
For conditions on Monday, the BBC weather host said: “It’s almost a repeat performance of today after a misty start. It will be warm in the sunshine but the showers that do arrive may be heavy and thundery once again, and again slow moving because the winds are very light.
“That’s why we’ve got that mist and fog around in the morning, that lifts, sunshine develops a little more widely triggering more showers. More showers across Northern Ireland, the high ground of Scotland over the north of England, down through the Midlands, towards central southern England and over the hills of Wales.
“Again a little bit misty around North Sea coasts with temperatures tomorrow similar to those of today 16C central belt to Scotland, 20C in the south-east of England.
“We’ve still got lower pressure towards continental Europe, higher pressure is coming in from the Atlantic, it’s not a particularly strong area of high pressure.
“What it will do though is limit the amount of convection, limit the chance of catching a shower. Probably a chillier start mind you out in the west on Tuesday, there’s the risk of one or two showers developing mainly for the eastern side of England, a bit of rain across northern Scotland as well.
“But again those temperatures much as you are, maybe 20C or 21C across more southern parts of England and Wales. That will feel pleasant in the light winds.”
For the rest of this week, Mr Bett forecast: “In the outlook temperatures aren’t going to change an awful lot.
“Later on in the week we’re likely to find a bit more cloud and the chance maybe of a few more showers returning.”
Published at Sun, 19 May 2019 14:56:00 +0000