Met Office issues warnings for the UK as month’s worth of rain to fall in ONE DAY
BRITS are in for a miserable spell of wet and windy weather this week as floods could affect much of the country – and a month’s worth of rain is set to fall in just one day.
Severe weather warnings of rain are in place from Monday until Thursday, prompting forecasters to issue weather warnings of travel chaos.
Tonight, a band of heavy rain will push in from the southeast corner of the UK, which is very rare. This region of low pressure creeping in from continental Europe will bring an unusual band of heavy rain.
The Met Office told the Sun Online up to 50mm of rain could drench parts of southern England tomorrow – which is usually the month’s total average of rainfall.
But commuters in the north will travel in cool and dry conditions as temperatures settle around 11C.
Forecaster Simon Partridge said: “A severe warning of rainfall is covering much of southeast England tomorrow, while the rest of the country will get the odd patch of sunshine with lighter showers.
“North West Scotland will enjoy highs of 20C.
“On Tuesday, another rainfall warning is in place for northeast England, and much if the Midlands, with at least 60mm of rainfall to affect parts.
“The monthly total of rain, to fall in two to three days.”
On Wednesday, the rain will not seize but brisk winds will make conditions feel much cooler, but it will be drier and brighter in the south.
The week of miserable weather is set to come after a woman was killed by lightning near Glencoe on Saturday.
Isobel Bytautus was out with a walking group from the Linlithgow Ramblers when two of the party were hit near Fort William on Saturday night.
Another woman was also airlifted to the hospital in Fort William with serious injuries but her condition was last night described as stable.