HEAVY rain is set to batter London and the South over the coming days during a weekend of sunshine and showers.
The Met Office has predicted a rainy few days in the South as tonight’s wild and windy weather lingers into Saturday.
The unsettled conditions come just hours after severe weather warnings were lifted for parts of Scotland, Wales and Northern England.
Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said: “It’s a weekend of sunshine and showers in many northern parts, while further South it’s a wetter picture – lots of cloud, lots of rain through much of the weekend.
“We’ve got showers feeding into Scotland first thing, a drier, clearer start in the east of Scotland but it could be quite chilly with clear skies overnight.
“In Southern parts of England and Wales we’ll have a wet start to the day [Saturday], that’s because of a front that’s lingering across southern parts, that’s not going anywhere particularly fast.
“It’s going to stay south, bringing a lot of rain here.”
In Southern parts of England and Wales we’ll have a wet start to the day, that’s because of a front that’s lingering across southern parts, that’s not going anywhere particularly fast.
Alex Burkhill, Met Office meteorologist
The UK was blasted today across the UK, with severe “yellow” warnings for rain in place across parts of Western Scotland as well as Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield.
Heavy rain and gales above 40mph battered the country in the latest bout of bad weather.
There are still six flood warnings and 30 flood alerts in place across the UK, mainly concentrated in the South West, Midlands and Northern England.
But it’s not all doom and gloom, with some sunshine and warmer temperatures warming up spots across the country.
Speaking about Saturday’s weather, Mr Burkhill continued: “We’re going to see some bright, sunny spells in many Northern parts of the UK, and we won’t do too badly temperature wise, particularly in the Lincolnshire area we could get to highs of 16C, maybe 17C.
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“It will be a bit chillier further north, and feel quite a lot chiller under that rain in the south.”
The wet weather is set to continue in England and Wales on Saturday night, with a wet and cloudy start due on Sunday too.
Sunday will see a mix of showers and sunshine, particularly in Scotland.
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