More Heavy Rain Incoming
For northern England and Scotland, today will actually bring some respite from the rain with just a scattering of showers, but for central and southern England, along with Wales it's another tale entirely.
Already, heavy rain is pushing into the southwest of England and this will spread inland fairly rapidly during the day to affect much of southern England, the Midlands, much of Wales (the far north should miss the worst) and East Anglia. 15-30mm+ of rain are likely as the rain moves through, with some higher totals likely over the hills, this coupled with the already saturated ground does mean there is yet more potential for flooding and disruption caused by surface water. It'll be blustery too with gusts up around 40mph in southern coastal regions.
Overnight tonight the main bulk of the rain will eventually clear to the east, but heavy showers will follow in behind, and these will become more widespread and potent with the threat of thunderstorms into tomorrow - again with the southern half of the country at highest risk of catching them.
Further north tomorrow, whilst there will be some sharp showers about - they will again be relatively few and far in between so a reasonable chance of staying dry, and a better chance that if you do catch a shower it'll be fairly light.
We're still in a cool air flow so temperatures both today and tomorrow will peak in the mid-high teens in general with just a chance of the odd 20c or so in southeastern parts.
Looking toward the weekend, it's back to the showery theme - again some heavy with the risk of thunder. By Sunday though the showers may just be a little less intense and more scattered.
Into next week, we keep with the unsettled theme for many but Tuesday onward we are expecting a brief lull in proceedings for the southern half of England and Wales at least - further north keeps the rain going though.
Beyond that it's likely to be back to countrywide showers and/or longer spells of rain for a time at least but there are still reasonable indications that high pressure will ridge up from the southwest into the latter part of the month, so fingers crossed on that front...
12th July 2012 09:59 Updated: 12th July 2012 09:59