UK weather forecast: Atlantic rain to lash Britain all week as more flood warnings issued

UK weather forecast: Atlantic rain to lash Britain all week as more flood warnings issued

Low pressure from the Atlantic will bring more rain over the whole of the UK in the coming days. Net Weather forecaster Jo Farrow warned of sleet and hill snow as well. She said: “There is some rain on Wednesday for Wales and parts of England including the West Midlands, transferring but fading to eastern England on Thursday morning.

“A drier start to the weekend although there will be a spell of Atlantic rain from the west at some point, a fair amount of uncertainty in the forecast for the end of the week.

“Today there will be occluding fronts from little low pressures to the north of Scotland are bringing lines of showers today. 

“They push eastwards over northern Britain today bringing mostly rain showers but some sleet and hill snow too.

“There will be a few showers elsewhere for Northern Ireland, into eastern England but pressure is rising from the SW so more fine, bright even sunny weather here.

“The cloud and light showers move over NE Britain late afternoon and away.”

Ms Farrow added rain clouds will cover the makority of the UK tonight. 

She said: “Tonight will be clear, chilly with a widespread frost and light winds.

“Later in the night, an incoming low pressure will throw in high cloud and then light rain by morning to south west England, south and west Wales and the Channel Islands.

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They said: “River flooding is expected to continue along the River Severn and the lower River Aire for at least the next five days and also on the River Ouse in York until Wednesday. 

“Further rain on Wednesday into Thursday across Wales and southern and central parts of England may cause some land, roads and properties to flood and some travel disruption. “ 

Meanwhile, Ms Farrow added that powerful winds will blast the UK later in the week.

She said: “As the low clears on Thursday morning there will be strong winds for south west Britain even coastal gales for a time.

“This northerly blast will make it feel cold. The day will be bright but cold in the north with still a few showers.

“More cloud further south with fading rain which clears eastwards with the blustery winds.”

The Met Office added: “Today will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain moving east across Wales and southern England. 

“Cold for some here but milder in far southwest. Further north light winds and some sunshine but also some showers.”

Published at Wed, 04 Mar 2020 06:10:00 +0000