Get Ready For Another Drenching
It's been a wet week but today for some at least is bringing some respite as the showers are generally lighter and more scattered with the majority affecting the southeastern quarter of the country. It's not going to last though...
The next batch of wet weather will start to show it's hand through this evening with rain moving up from the south - all associated with a deepening area of low pressure drifting up towards the southwest of the country from the Bay of Biscay. The rain which will be heavy at times will continue to head north overnight reaching the midlands and Wales by dawn with some sharp and thundery showers following into the south behind it.
The winds will be strong too, particularly in the southwest of England initially where gusts of around 60mph are likely, this risk then moves slowly north overnight and into tomorrow with Wales, the west Midlands and later northwest England seeing the worst of the blustery winds.
There is some uncertainty as to how far north the heavier rain will push but the current expectation is that much of northern England will see a spell of moderate to heavy rain and perhaps also southern Scotland by Monday but the remainder of Scotland is likely to stay mainly dry.
Rainfall totals across the weekend are likely to be in excess of 25mm in many parts of England and Wales with some regions seeing 50mm plus, so localised flooding is a possibility once more. Please stay tuned to the Environment Agency
for the latest flooding info and warnings.
Looking ahead to next week, the rain band will still be in attendance in some parts of Northern England and Southern Scotland on Monday, elsewhere it should be a drier and brighter day. Indeed south of the front in England and Wales it'll be warm too with maxes getting up into the mid-high teens. It may not last though as more rain could well push up from the south later in the day.
28th April 2012 11:32 Updated: 28th April 2012 11:32