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Heavy rain and wind set to batter Britain over the weekend

Heavy rain and wind set to batter Britain over the weekend


 Temperatures will reach double figures in parts of the UK tomorrow – before heavy rain kicks in over the weekend, forecasters predict   The Met Office says it is expecting large downpours across England and Wales on Saturday, with lighter showers across Scotland and Northern Ireland  It comes just two weeks after large parts of England were flooded as a month’s worth of rain fell in just 24 hours  The next few days will see temperatures rise after plummeting below average for this time of year  Brits can expect a cloudy day tomorrow with some rain.  Met Office forecaster Greg Dewhurst told Mirror Online: “Temperatures are starting to recover, they’ll start to increase after what we’ve seen over the past four or five days when they’ve been below average for this time of year ”    It will continue to get warmer over the weekend, he stated.  He said it will be a chilly night, with temperatures of 1C in the north and 4C in the south  “There’s a band of rain currently across South West England and Wales, which is gradually going to push its way northwards  “Overall tomorrow most places will be cloudy with some outbreaks of rain, with the most sunshine in Western Scotland ”   The Met Office currently has no weather warnings in place for the next five days    By Sunday southern England will see highs of 10C or 11C in the afternoon with the Midlands slightly cooler with a top temperature of around 9C  An Environment Agency spokesman said: “Local surface water and river flooding is also possible in south-west England and the south of Wales (on) Thursday and Friday and more widely across parts of England and Wales on Saturday and into Sunday  “Land, roads and some properties may flood and there may be travel disruption.”  The organisation has issued 14 flood warnings and 50 less serious flood alerts  Although tomorrow is likely to be warmer than it has been, unsettled weather over the weekend could see plenty of rainfall  The colder temperatures have sparked a warning from medics.  Dr Emer OConnell, Consultant in Public Health at Public Health England, said: “Older people and those with heart and lung problems are at risk of getting sick in cold weather  “Keep an eye out for those who may need help staying warm, ensure they wear lots of thin layers and have everything they need  “Below 18 degrees, changes to the body mean that the risk of strokes, heart attacks and chest infections increase so heating homes to this temperature is particularly important to stay well ” Met Office five day weather forecast This Evening and Tonight:  Some clear spells in the northwest, along with patchy frost Many other areas will be cloudy, with showery rain in places, heavy in parts of the south and southwest Friday:  Many areas staying mostly cloudy, with showery rain, this turning heavy and persistent in parts of southwest Britain Northwestern areas likely to be brightest again. Slightly less cold generally. Outlook for Saturday to Monday:  Continuing unsettled with showers or longer spells of rain for many places Milder than of late, especially overnight. Windy at times, especially in the east


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