UK weather warning: Britain to be drenched in thundery downpours with ONE INCH of rain

BBC Weather: Amber warning issued ahead of heavy rainfall

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The Met Office says a shift in the position “of the jet stream” will see the start of a period of autumnal weather after temperatures reached highs of 25C (77F) this weekend. Temperatures across the country will be mild and moderate averaging between 16-19C (61-66F) on Monday, September 27 as low pressure dominates the UK weather system.


Nicola Maxey, Met Office spokesperson, also said a cold front will bring “potentially heavy rain”.

The forecasting service’s latest precipitation charts reveal large parts of England turning red and yellow as rain batters the UK.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for rain in parts of Northern Scotland with forecasters warning it will be a dull and damp start to Monday with cloudy skies.

Ms Maxey added: “Hail and thunder is also a risk to the North and West, so Monday heralds a real change to autumnal-style weather.”

WXCharts latest precipitation charts also reveal that by 11pm tommorrow, up to 31mm (1.2 inches) of rain will fall in the Lake District with Wales and the South West of England to be hit with between 17 and 24mm of rain (0.66-0.94 inches)

Meanwhile, up to 32mm of rain (1.25 inches) will fall in parts of Northern Scotland with most parts seeing 15mm (0.59 inches) by the end of the day.

Eastern England is expected to remain drier with only lighter spells of between 1 and 4mm (0.03-0.15 inches).

Netweather forecaster Nick Finnis said the majority of the rain should clear by 12pm tomorrow.

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He added: “A band of heavy rain and squally winds quickly clearing east across central and eastern areas of Britain Monday morning, bringing a tricky commute here, rain clearing out in the North Sea by lunchtime.

“Sunny spells but windy, cooler and fresher conditions following from the west for most areas, scattered heavy and thundery showers affecting western areas too, drier in the east in the afternoon.”

Meanwhile, Tuesday, September 28 will be a largely dry start however but cloud will build in from the west and showers will spread eastwards across the country; some may be heavy.

Wednesday, September 29, looks set to be a drier and brighter day with spells of sunshine however there will also be variable amounts of cloud cover around.

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Tuesday temperatures will be approximately 17C (62.6F) in London, 13C (55.4F) in Edinburgh and 15C (59F) in Cardiff.

The mercury on Wednesday will be similar with 15C in London, 12C (53.6F) in Edinburgh and 14C (57.2F) in Cardiff.

In a blow after this weekend’s warm temperatures, Mr Finnis added of early next week: “No more temperatures in the twenties, we are looking at all areas reaching the mid-to-high teens’ Celsius at best, though this is closer the seasonal average.”

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