Flood warnings as heavy rain batters Britain

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Flood warnings as Britain battered by rain


Britain is set to be battered by rain and the Met Office has issued warnings about localised flooding and travel disruption.

The very mini 30C heatwave that many people enjoyed on Saturday is just a memory as the Met Office has issued a yellow 'be aware' warning for rain across many parts of the UK, and said some areas could see between a third and up to a month's rain in 24 hours.

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A spokesperson wrote on the Met Office website: "A low pressure system is expected to run into the UK from the south on Monday morning, bringing areas of heavy rain particularly across some southern areas of England.

"There remains some uncertainty over the locations of the heaviest rain but with the potential for 20 mm to fall quite widely and with 40 to 60 mm possible in some places, much of this falling in a few hours.

"Latest indications are that the most intense rainfall may be expected across parts of southeast England and the southern portion of East Anglia during the afternoon (on Monday), as brightening skies supply extra energy, leading to development of slow-moving thundery showers.

"The public should be aware of the risk of flooding, including disruption to travel. In addition to this there is the potential for strong winds, particularly around exposed coastal areas."

And The Weather Network also told Aol Travel that it will be a very unsettled week for the UK as we head towards the end of August, as frequent areas of low pressure pass close to the country.

A spokesman said: "Southern areas will often see the wettest weather as pulses of rain continually push up from the south-west, with some thundery downpours possible at times.

"Across northern areas of the country there will be some rain too, but here there should be some sunshine between the showers at times.

"The disappointing weather is thanks to the jet stream, which will pass directly over southern areas of the UK this week, steering one area of rain after another across the country.

"Temperatures will also be disappointing for late August, and will generally be in the mid to high teens.

"It looks like remaining showery into the Bank Holiday weekend, but hopefully there should be some sunshine between the showers for most of us making it feel slightly warmer."

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