Yellow weather warning as thunderstorms & heavy rain set to drench Brits with fears of life-threatening floods

¿ Licensed to London News Pictures. 25/08/2022. London, UK. A woman is caught in the rain in north London. According to The Met Office more rain is expected for today before warmer weather returns for the bank holiday weekend. Photo credit: Dinendra Haria/LNP

BRITS are braced for floods, blackouts and travel chaos this weekend as heavy downpours drench the nation.

A yellow weather warning is in place for heavy rain on Saturday with a flurry of thunderstorms starting to gather.

Brits have been warned of heavy rain across the weekend with flooding possible

Flooding pictured on the Malden Way slip road in south-west London last week

The Met Office has issued the above yellow warning from rain for the whole of Saturday

The first of the storms is expected on the western edges of the UK today.

Unsettled conditions of heavy rain, high winds and thunderstorms will then dampen prospects of a bright weekend from Saturday.

A yellow weather warning for rain is in place across Northern Ireland and South West Scotland tomorrow, with thunder expected to strike.

According to the Met Office, the worst affected areas could see a month’s worth of rain (100mm) fall in 24 hours, with warnings of flooding, blackouts and a “small chance of fast flowing or deep floodwater causing danger to life”.

Spray and flooding could also lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures. 

It comes as a large, two-pronged weather front pushes in off the Atlantic ocean, bringing heavy rainfall on Saturday morning, the BBC reports.

The first of the two fronts will drench Northern Ireland, Wales, the west coast of Scotland and western edges of England.

The second will bring more scattered patches of rain to the Midlands, parts of the North and North East and eastern England on Saturday.

Amid heavy rain, “gale force” winds will also blow through most of the country, with speeds of up to 41mph in north west Scotland and 26mph in the North of England.

Despite the wind and rain, temperatures will remain in the low to mid twenties for many.

Highs of 24C in Norwich, 23C in London, 22C in Liverpool, 20C in Edinburgh and 19C in Plymouth are expected.

The Met Office forecast for today, states that while there will be sunny spells throughout the day, “showers and longer spells of rain” will develop in the northwest.

There is also a “risk of heavy showers and thunderstorms in parts of southern England and also southwest Wales”.

From Saturday evening, stormy conditions will sadly remain as rain is expected to fall throughout the weekend.

Sunday will see continued, unsettled conditions with more wind and rain affecting the whole of the country.

This is being caused by a nearby low-pressure system continuing to thrust spells of rain – which will be heavy and thundery at times – over the UK.

And it is set to remain as the Met Office believe this will mark the beginning of a longer phase of stormy weather.

The forecasters reckon from Monday 5 September all the way up to Wednesday 14 September, thick cloud and heavy, thundery rain or showers will roll through many places across Britain.

Temperatures are expected to be around average but variable over this period, the Met Office said on their website.

They added: “Towards the end of the period, the rainfall is likely to die out, leading to many areas becoming a little drier, although there may still be a chance of showers for many places.”

A Met Office spokesperson told Seconds Away: “Low pressure will continue to dominate our weather for the week ahead, a Yellow warning for Rain has been issued for Saturday covering Northern Ireland and South Western Scotland.”

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