UK weather: Half a month's rain to fall in one day

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two weeks rain in one day: uk weather
two weeks rain in one day: uk weather


Almost two weeks of rain is set to fall in just one day as weather forecasters have predicted another wet day for Wednesday, with 30mm of rain expected in Yorkshire.

Britain's average rainfall for May is 70mm, according to the Met Office.

The Met Office says: "Looking ahead through the rest of this week there is more rain to come, particularly for eastern and northeastern England, while Scotland (especially the north) has the best of the warm, sunny weather.

"There are also going to be some heavy showers over southern parts of Wales and parts of the West Country.

"Wednesday will again be wet for many, especially around northeast England with parts of Yorkshire at risk of over 30mm, for which another yellow rainfall warning has been issued. With strengthening winds this will make it feel quite unpleasant at times.

"More showers or longer spells of rain are expected for Thursday, before things should turn generally drier, brighter and warmer by the weekend."

The Environment Agency has issued 20 flood alerts in parts of Anglian, the Midlands and Southeast England.

Meteorologist Kirsty McCabe at The Weather Channel told AOL Travel: "Further rain, heavy at times, is set to fall across northeast England, from the east coast of Lincolnshire up to Yorkshire and perhaps parts of County Durham too. Roughly 20-25mm is likely to fall during Wednesday and Thursday, while some parts may get up to 30mm, mostly likely over higher ground. Although these potential totals are similar to half a month's rainfall for May, it isn't likely to be disruptive. The forecast for Friday and the weekend looks much better, mostly dry, bright and warmer too."

She said: "Friday will see a chilly start in the north, although daytime highs will recover to around normal or even slightly above. Thicker cloud and patchy light rain across southern parts of the UK will clear to the southwest. Most places will be dry with bright or sunny spells and lighter winds."

After a fairly wet week, the weekend is set to be mostly dry and bright, and temperatures will rise to above average, Kirsty says.

She adds: "Most places will stay dry on Saturday but there is a small risk of showers in the afternoon. Another chilly start in the north but it will feel warm in any prolonged sunny spells with light winds.

"Again there is a risk of isolated showers pretty much anywhere on Sunday although most places will have a dry start with bright or sunny periods. Later in the day a weather front moves into the far west bringing thicker cloud and patchy light rain into Northern Ireland and western Scotland."

More wet weather is on the way next week, with scattered showers and some longer spells of rain. There will be some brighter and warmer spells between the showers, though it will be quite breezy at times with relatively chilly nights."



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