So much for Spring! Temperatures drop and heavy rain hits the North


So much for Spring! Temperatures drop and heavy rain hits the North

We've had a very slow start to Spring, and now heavy rainfall has caused widespread flooding in the North.

The Daily Mail reports that yesterday saw flooding in Newcastle and Durham, where almost a month's rainfall fell in the space of 24 hours, leaving motorists stranded.

Although drier weather is forecast, the Environment Agency still has five amber alerts for flooding in force, two in the Northeast, and three in the Southeast. This means that flooding is possible, and residents should be prepared.

Although northern England had cool, wet and cloudy day yesterday, the Weather Channel's Leon Brown forecasts a warm, sunny afternoon today, with temperatures reaching 20C in Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria.

But it's a different story in the Southeast, central southern England and South Wales, where there will be cloudy skies and outbreaks of rain as temperatures struggle to reach 14C.

Although northern areas could enjoy the warmest day of the year tomorrow, with parts of Northwest England and southern Scotland enjoying temperatures of up to 23C, it will be another cool and rainy day in the south, where temperatures are expected to be around 13C.

Later in the week, we can expect cooler weather to move in from the north, with temperatures of up to 16C in the south, with some chilly nights.

Let's hope that it warms up in time for those Bank Holiday barbecues!

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