Met Office issues MORE weather warnings as 4-day rain deluge to lash UK within hours

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The Met Office has warned of rainfall and wind amid several flood warnings which are in effect across Britain today. The forecaster has advised parts of the country could see extremely heavy rain on ground which is already saturated and therefore flooding is possible. The unsettled weather prompted the Met Office to issue four days’ worth of severe weather warnings across the country.

A new yellow weather warning for rain has been issued by the Met Office.

The warning is in force from 9pm on Friday until 9am on Saturday and warns of heavy rain which could lead to some flooding and disruption in places.

The Met Office advises: “A band of heavy rain will reach west Cornwall and west Wales later on Friday evening, moving eastwards overnight, clearing during Saturday morning.

“0.4 to 08 inches (10mm to 20mm) of rain is likely to fall quite widely with 1.2 to 1.4 inches (30mm to 35mm) in a few places.

“With this rain falling in only a few hours, and following earlier heavy rain leaving ground already saturated, some flooding is likely in places.

“The rain is also likely to be accompanied by strong and gusty southerly winds.”

The second rain warning is in force across parts of Scotland from midnight until 12pm on Saturday.

There will be heavy and disruptive rain which will spread north across the southwest and central Scotland during Saturday morning.

The forecaster’s warning reads: “Another period of heavy rain is expected to affect central and southwest Scotland from early on Saturday.

“0.4 to 0.8 inches (10mm to 20mm) will fall quite widely across the warning area, much of this falling in only a few hours, and onto already wet or saturated ground.

“1.2 to 1.6 inches (30mm to 40mm) may fall across parts of Dumfries and Galloway, mainly on the hills.

“Rain will clear away eastwards later in the morning.”

A third weather warning for rain is in force on Sunday from midnight until 3pm.

The warning is in force across parts of southwest England and Wales.

A band of rainfall is forecast to hit these areas and push quickly northeastwards, lasting two to three hours in any location, before finally clearing from Essex and Kent into the North Sea during the late afternoon.

The warning reads: “Within these two to three hours it is thought likely that some locations will see 0.8 to 1.2 inches (20mm to 30mm) of rainfall.

“Recent heavy rainfall has left this region sensitive, and these additional (rainfall) totals are thought likely to cause some additional surface water flooding.

“The wind will also strengthen in association with this band of rain, and although impacts from wind alone are expected to be very low, the wind will likely increase leaf fall from trees, which coupled with the rainfall will increase the risk of localised flooding and make travelling conditions even more tricky.”

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The fourth rain warning is in effect on Monday from 3am on Sunday until 6am on Monday.

The warning advises of several further heavy rainfall spells which are likely to impact the region – brining further localised flooding and travel disruption.

The rain will impact parts of western Wales on on Sunday morning and the band of rain will push quickly northeastward clearing this region to the northeast by late Sunday morning.

This rain will last only two to three hours in any one location but within this time it is thought likely that some locations will see up to 1.2 inches (30mm) of rainfall.

From Sunday afternoon through to Monday morning further spells of rain and showers will continue to impact this region bringing an additional 0.8 to 1.2 inches (20mm to 30mm) to some locations (in addition to that seen on Sunday morning).

The warning added: “Recent heavy rainfall has left many places sensitive to more wet weather – and (rainfall) totals on Sunday could cause some further surface water flooding.

“The wind will also strengthen during this time, and although impacts from wind alone are expected to be very low, the wind will likely increase leaf fall from trees, which coupled with the rainfall will increase the risk of localised flooding and make travelling conditions even more tricky.”

The forecast on Friday advises of unsettled conditions with heavy rain at times.

The downpours will move northeastward during the day and may be followed by sunny spells and blustery showers.

There is likely to be strong and gusty winds in some places, but it will feel less mild than it has done recently.

On Friday evening and overnight, there will be clear spells at first before another band of heavy rain hits western areas.

This rainfall will move eastwards quickly and will be accompanied by blustery winds.

Over the weekend, the unsettled conditions will continue in many areas.

There will be heavy rain which will clear from eastern areas before all parts see a mixture of sunny spells and showers.

The showers will be most frequent in the west with a risk of thunder.

On Sunday, there will be changeable conditions with a mix of longer showery spells and some limited sunny/clear spells in between.

Conditions will be very windy with gales expected in southern and western coastal regions at times.

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