BRITAIN is set to be lashed by torrential rain and thunderstorms as summer draws to a close.
Met Office has issued three severe weather warnings this week – as autumnal drenching and flash floods are expected across the UK.
Heavy rain will batter Wales and the north-west of England this evening, causing flooding and travel disruption.
Flash floods and intense thunderstorms are predicted in the affected areas – stretching from Cornwall up to Cumbria and Northern Ireland.
Autumnal drenching and the danger-to-life weather warning will be in place until 8pm this evening across England and Wales.
A weather warning is also in place for Northern Ireland until 9pm tonight – as heavy showers and severe thunderstorms are expected to continue into Monday.
Met Office forecasters warn that remnants of Hurricane Humberto will cause the sharp downpours, lasting until Thursday.
Today is officially the last day of summer, and the new season is starting with wet weather and storms for the majority of the UK.
Fog patches will accompany the downpours in northern England on Monday, reducing visability for drivers on the roads.
Interruption to power supplies is also expected because of lightning strikes, and forecasters have warned that flooding in homes is likely in the affected areas.
As the week begins on Monday, the deluge will batter the west and south-west of England – which will make its way across the country throughout the day.
Storms and brisk winds will travel across the UK – signalling the end to the warm summer weather.
Met Office has described the weather this week as “unsettled” following the weekend of hot weather which reached over 21C.
And there will be little rest from the horrible weather before the remnants of Hurricane Humberto strike on Monday into Tuesday.
A severe wet weather warning has been issued for the south-west of the UK on Tuesday, affecting southern parts of England and Wales.
As the week continues, ther deluge and intense winds are expected to lash the country as autumn begins.
The first wave of rain from the weather system – currently in the Atlantic – will batter the western half of the UK on Monday evening.
Met Office forecaster Helen Roberts said: “A very different and more autumnal week is ahead, with wet and sometimes windy weather as temperatures fall back to the high teens.
“The remnants of Humberto are caught in a deep low-pressure area bringing outbreaks of wet weather from Monday night until Thursday, mostly in the West but with nowhere exempt.
“There will be gale-force 40-45mph gusts on West coasts into Tuesday.
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“Low pressure will continue to dominate, with potential for the second half of the week to see further gales and heavy showers, especially in the West.
“Some forecast models take the remnants of Jerry in the direction of the UK, but there are large uncertainties.”
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