Britain enters the New Year subject to heavy rain with several flood warnings

As we enter 2023, weather in the UK continues to be troubling with heavy rain over the first few weeks of January forecasted.

Beginning on January 3, two significant walls of rain look set to spread across several regions across the country on January 3, MyLondon reports.

According to weather maps on, the stormy weather fronts will travel across the UK only about 12 hours apart from each other.

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Major cities in the UK are to be affected with the band of rain expected to reach the likes of Liverpool and Manchester by 6am while the tail end of the rain will hit London at around 9am.

The rain will be consistent throughout the day before massive downpours begin to take hold in the North West at around 9pm.

According to the BBC's forecast for next week, England's capital is not expected to fare worse than regions particularly in the North West.

It reads: "Monday will start cloudy with a few spots of rain edging in from the south-west, but it will turn dry with sunny spells later on.

"After a dry start with some brightness, Tuesday will see areas of cloud and a few spells of light rain move in. Turning breezy. Wednesday will stay breezy with some showers clearing to leave a dry afternoon with sunny spells. Trending milder."

Forecasters have said the tragic cyclone that has caused destruction and death in the US is the cause for the unruly weather the UK have been experiencing.

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The heavy rain has caused the issuing of 30 regular flood warnings in Scotland and six in England.

Forecaster Chris Fawkes said: "As this rain band starts to move into the colder air in Scotland, we might actually start to see it turn to snow, there is quite a bit of uncertainty about this one but we could see some heavy snow not just affecting the hilly areas but maybe also getting down to some lower levels.”


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