Worse weather on the way after torrential downpours hit London and Manchester

Heavy rain has caused flash floods in parts of England with yet more downpours expected this weekend.

Brits hoping for a sunny start to October were likely to be disappointed as they awoke to relentless rain this morning.

Temperatures have also plunged by up to 10C and wind has battered parts of the country.

The rain caused a Tesco store in Manchester to flood yesterday afternoon, leaving some customers stuck inside.

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Shoppers said water started gushing down the slope of the car park and into the entrance of the store in Failsworth.

Elsewhere in Greater Manchester, flooding affected a number of major roads, including a slip road at junction 17 of the M60 in Prestwich.

The bad news is things are unlikely to improve over the autumnal weekend, with more of the same weather being forecast for much of the country.

Some may be tempted to put their heating on for the first time this autumn, despite the rising cost of energy bills.

It’s set to be bitterly cold and frosty, with temperatures dipping into single figures overnight in the north.

The torrential rain will clear on Friday throughout the day, leaving spells of sun and showers.

It’s set to be chilly in rural spots with temperatures as low as 5C predicted in some areas.

The rain will be back with a vengeance on Saturday afternoon, with the Met Office predicting ‘severe gales’ along the coast.

Sunday will see blustery with heavy rain and gale force winds predicted in Scotland.

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