Heavy rain, hail and thunderstorms have led to flood warnings for parts of England, and the rain is due to continue. The Met Office warns showers could continue into Monday, before worsening on Tuesday with heavy rain to the northwest.
Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall told Express.co.uk: “Early next week looks like it will probably start off drier for many with high pressure for a couple of days, some quite drier, sunnier and a bit warmer weather.
“There is a lot of uncertainty through the middle of the week.
“But it looks like we may see another frontal system coming in from the Atlantic, giving a bit more of a changeable spell through the middle of the week.”
He added: “If that came in we’d probably be looking at a bit of a repeat performance of the last couple of days, where we’d see the strong northerly winds and outbreaks of rain.
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Now, the persistent heavy rain has triggered flood alerts for parts of the North of England, with residents warned flooding is possible – be prepared.
The flood warnings are in place for:
- Humber estuary from Spurn Point to Winestead Outfall
- North Sea coast from Staithes to Whitby including tidal River Esk
The heavy rain is due to an area of low pressure spreading across the UK, which triggered thunderstorms and hail on Saturday, and heavy rain on Sunday.
While the rain has eased today, Netweather cautions the low pressure still isn’t very far away today, but it is filling and starting to move away to the east.
Left behind are some outbreaks of rain moving slowly southeast through England, which will tend to break up during the afternoon to leave many parts dry.
There will still be the odd sharp shower, especially in western England, eastern Wales, southwest and east Scotland.
The best of any sunshine will be in western and central parts, with the east staying cloudier thanks to the hangover from that low.
This is where conditions will feel coolest as the wind will still be fresh, especially near to the coast where 10 to 12C will be the highest temperatures get.
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However, there will be a brief respite from the rain on Monday, when an area of high pressure arrives over the country.
It will still be cool near to eastern coast though, with an onshore breeze still blowing – albeit a lighter one than we’ve seen during the weekend.
Elsewhere it should feel pleasantly warm in the sunnier spells with temperatures peaking into the mid-high teens.
The southwest of England and perhaps also Wales will see a threat of some showers though.
Then on Tuesday, an area of low pressure will bring further heavy rain and unsettled conditions, continuing into Wednesday and Thursday.
By Thursday, the low is likely to be close to or right over the south of the country, bringing further showers or longer spells of rain into England and Wales in particular.
There may be a north/south divide into the end of this coming week, as pressure may rise over the northern half of the country.
However, there is some uncertainty over this as the low, which will hang around near to the south may still extend its influence further north.
Met Office Five Day forecast
This Evening and Tonight
Any showers in the west and southwest easing slowly, while light rain in the east and southeast clears.
Many parts becoming dry with some clear skies, especially in the north where it will be chilly enough for patchy grass frost.
Most parts dry with some sunshine but scattered, mostly light showers may affect eastern coasts and parts of southwest England and Wales.
A little warmer for many, especially eastern England.
Outlook for Tuesday to Thursday
Bright for many on Tuesday. Rain into the far northwest spreading to most areas on Wednesday and becoming heavy in places.
Somewhat brighter and drier in the north on Thursday.
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