Published On: Sun, Aug 18th, 2019

UK weather forecast: Britain braces for TORRENTIAL downpours as heavy rain strikes


The worst of the rain is expected to hit northern Scotland and Northern Ireland, but showers can also be expected across central and southern England. Temperatures are expected to remain low for the time of year, in the low 20s celsius. Wet weather is expected to continue for northern parts of Britain at the beginning of next week, though temperatures should rise a little.

Met office meteorologist Steven Keates forecast: “Starting off Sunday morning we’ll see some rain potentially across the far southeast of England, soon clearing away, and then we’re into that mixture of sunshine and showers.

“For all of us Sunday will be quite a breezy day.

“Rain off the far southeast of England so it’s quite cloudy here first thing, a few sharp showers across parts of the Bristol Channel and South Wales but many other parts of England and Wales will start off mostly dry.

“Further north across Scotland and Northern Ireland more in the way of showers and the showers quite persistent and driven on by quite a strong wind.”

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The rain across the south-east of England will clear during the morning to be replaced by a mixture of sunshine and light showers.

However heavier showers should be expected across a stretch of central England from the Bristol channel to Norfolk.

Mr Keates added: “Outside the sunshine it shouldn’t feel too bad, temperatures into the low 20s in the warmer parts of the southeast and nearer the mid teens further to the north.

“Now as we move through the latter half of the afternoon into the evening the showers across many inland areas will tend to fade away with some evening sunshine to enjoy.

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“Some persistent wet weather certainly a possibility across parts of northern and western Scotland but central and eastern areas should close out the weekend on a fine note.”

More wet weather should be expected for northern areas at the beginning of next week though southern areas should be comparatively dry.

Temperatures will start to rise as a more southernly wind blows into England and Wales.

The hottest temperatures are expected at the end of the working week and into next weekend.



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