UK weather: A week's worth of rain to fall on Monday

Autumn weather Nov 21st 2016

Around a week's worth of rain will fall in Britain on Monday before a cold snap grips the country towards the end of the week.

Met Office forecaster Emma Sillitoe told the Daily Mail: "Heavy rainfall on Monday will affect most of the country as the rain will be moving slowly eastwards.

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Ms Sillitoe added that up to 20mm of rainfall is expected on Monday, where the long-term local average is about 100mm for February.

"It is about a fifth of rainfall for the month in one day," she said.

The West of England and Wales is predicted to see the worst of the wet weather. Gusts of up to 60 mph are set to hit Scotland, while Wales sees 50 mph winds.

Cold air moving in from Siberia will bring freezing temperatures and in areas including Swindon, Wiltshire and Abermawr, Dyfed temperatures could be as low as -5C, The Sun reports.

The Met Office says that tomorrow (Sunday), between the strong winds and heavy rain, there will be interludes of "relatively pleasant" weather for many, with most areas likely to see some breaks in the cloud and lulls in the wind strength.

Forecasters say that some could also see frost in the morning with a possibility of ice and fog if skies remain clear overnight.

On Friday, Andy Page, Chief Meteorologist at the Met office, said: "Although many of us will see showers at times this weekend, with some snow over high ground in the north and west, there will be some spells of more settled weather with pleasant sunshine by day and cold nights."

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