Published On: Fri, Aug 16th, 2019

UK weather forecast: Yellow weather warning for Britain as country warned homes may flood | Weather | News

The Met Office has set a yellow weather warning for most of south west England, Wales, and north England. Meteorologist Aidan McGivern explained that Friday will start with heavy outbreaks of persistent rainfall. He said: “A keen wind will be coming in as well associated with an area of low pressure breezy in the southeast from the word go. But actually some sunshine a lot of dry weather.

“It’s across western parts of England and Wales that we start off with wet weather.”

The rain is expected to bring severe travel disruptions with risks of roads flooding.

The Met Office advises people to expect bus and train services to be affected, with journey times increasing.

It says some homes and businesses might experience flooding.

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Mr McGivern said: “Many will see substantial amounts of rainfall, enough to cause disruption particularly given the fact that there may well be some busy travel around early Friday.

“Then later Friday as well as that rainfall will be sticking about for much of the day.”

As the day progresses the rain will find its way east.

Though, as it moves the clouds will gradually disperse and make way for dry spells.

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Despite easing rainfall the low pressure will remain making for a cold Friday evening.

The picture is brighter for Scotland and Northern Ireland where it will largely be sunny with temperatures reaching 21(68F).

Going into Saturday morning, there is a risk of strong gales for parts of Western Scotland, as well as intermittent thunder.

England and Wales will enjoy sunshine and warmer temperatures, around 20(68F) but still poor for August.

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