Yellow weather warning – rain

Most of the south of England and all the east coast of the UK is on a yellow weather warning for rain on Saturday & Sunday.

Most of the south of England and all the east coast of the UK is on a yellow weather warning for rain on Saturday & Sunday.

The warning is a result of Storm Alex which is currently battering north west France and Brittany.

The Met Office warning says that most areas can expect to see 25 – 50 mm of rain but the higher ground in the North East of Scotland could see double that with up to 125mm expected.

Patchy rain will head in from the east during the morning on Saturday getting heavier into Saturday afternoon. Sunday is expected to be wet and blustery.

Met Office warning
Heavy rain will push north and west across the UK, clearing from much of southeast England by Saturday afternoon.

However, it is expected to remain heavy and persistent throughout Saturday and into mid-Sunday across eastern Scotland, the far northeast of England, much of Wales, and southwest England. This is likely to bring flooding and some disruption to travel. Many places will see 25-50 mm of rainfall, with totals of 100-125 mm expected over the high ground of eastern Scotland, and perhaps parts of Wales and southwest England.

The unusual wind direction associated with the rainfall will mean that the peak rainfall totals are likely to occur in some areas that are usually well sheltered and direr during unsettled spells of weather. During Sunday the rain will turn more showery in nature and become significantly less widespread.

The warning is in place from 03:00 on Saturday until 18:00 Sunday.

There may be some localised flooding and disruption.

 

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