UK weather: Met Office issues ‘flood warning’ as Brits face 27 hour downpour


Britain will take a brutal battering over the next 27 hours as heavy rain, thunderstorms and lightning sweep over the UK Millions of Brits will be drenched in the downpour which is set to cover some of the UK’s biggest cities The unstable weather forecast has even sparked fears of flooding as The Met Office issued two yellow weather warnings for rain The grizzly forecast brings a miserable end to a gorgeous Indian Summer that gifted Brits to highs of 26C The Met Office said: “Scattered thundery showers will move north across parts of England and Wales at times overnight, whilst areas of heavy rain will probably move northwards during Sunday “Although some places may stay dry, 30-40mm could fall in 3-6 hours in a few sports “The rain will clear away northeastwards during the afternoon, but will be followed by heavy showers or thunderstorms in southwest England and perhaps Wales, which could give a further 20-30mm in 1-2 hours ” Much of Northern Ireland will also take a battering from a deluge of heavy rain set to sweep over the country “Northern Ireland can expect heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected on Saturday evening and merge into longer spells of rain on Sunday,” the weather service wrote Forecasters expect both weather warnings to stay in place throughout the day and into the evening Unfortunately, commuters can expect a wet and windy start to the week as more heavy rain and mighty winds are on the way The Met Office said: “Heavy rain is likely to bring disruption to travel, particularly during Tuesday morning ” Anybody planning to travel on Tuesday have been advised to allow extra time as bus and train services may take longer

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