BBC Weather: Heavy rain all day sparks yellow Met Office warning

BBC Weather: UK set for sunshine and heavy showers

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The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for rain across southeast England with localised flooding expected in some places. Mr Fawkes said: “For most parts of the country, it is a day of sunshine and heavy showers but there is a different story across East Anglia and southeast England where today there is going to be some persistent rain. For quite a few it’s going to be raining pretty much all day.

“The weather front that brought rain yesterday has cleared away from most areas of the UK but it does trail back across east Anglia and the southeast of England hence that persistent rain.

“A lot of showers across the northwest of the UK.

“These showers are heavy, there’s likely to be some thunder mixed in with them but in most cases, they will last for about an hour or so and then the sunshine will come back out.

“Whereas the southeast of England, the rain will continue to accumulate.

“We’re looking at around 20mm to 50mm of rain.

“We’ve already driven across some roads completely covered in water.

“It seems like these are going to become increasingly common.

“A risk of some localised flooding in those eastern areas.”

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Aidan McGivern, of the Met Office, said: “Across the rest of the UK a ridge of high pressure is building in, the isobars are opening out and so lighter winds, clear skies and temperatures falling away.

“A few mist and fog patches first thing in places, but also low temperatures, low single figures and in some areas, a touch of air frost could get as low as minus 3C across sheltered parts of northern UK.

“Still some showers in the western fringes and showery rain, which will be slow to clear in the south-east corner where there could be some heavy rain until mid-morning.

“Eventually, it does clear and then blue skies for many except for the west, and specifically the north-west, and the exposed coasts where there will be some further showers coming through, not as lively as we’ve seen at times during the week.”

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It comes after parts of London endured more than half a month’s worth of rainfall in one night as people woke on Thursday to downpours, flooded roads and transport problems.

A total of 64mm of rain fell in Horsmonden in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, while some places saw more than 50mm of rain in a 24-hour period, the Met Office said.

In the South East of England, some train and underground services were hit by cancellations and delays.

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