The Met Office has issued warnings across the north of England and Northern Ireland today as heavy rain will hit. Up to three inches could fall in some areas, with flooding and travel disruption a possibility.
The Met Office warns: “Spells of heavy rain will affect parts of northern England on Wednesday, especially during the afternoon and evening.”
Rainfall totals of “0.7 to 1.5 inches (20 to 40mm) is likely quite widely with as much as 50 to 80 mm in a few places, mainly across hilly parts of Cumbria.
“The rain will clear away southeastwards on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning.”
There could be “as much as two to three inches (50 to 80mm) in a few places, mainly across hilly parts of Cumbria.”
Rainfall totals of ” 0.7 to one inches (20 to 30mm) is likely quite widely with as much as 1.5 to two inches (40 to 50mm) in a few places, mainly hilly parts of Dumfries and Galloway and South Down.
“The rain will clear away southeastwards later on Wednesday evening.”
This warning is for Northern Ireland including County Armagh and County Down, South West Scotland and Lothian Borders including Dumfries and Galloway and Strathclyde including East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire and South Lanarkshire.
Weather warnings have been issued regularly of late, with two storms hitting the UK a week apart triggering wind and rain alerts.
Now cooler and more autumnal weather is on the way for the UK, with the summer heatwave of last month a distant memory.
According to Netweather, the onslaught of rainy weather this week is due to a selection of low pressures which are moving between northern Scotland and Iceland.
These are bringing “swinging weather fronts over the UK with ongoing wet weather for western Scotland and blustery winds picking up for more northern parts of the UK.”
However it’s not all bad news, as wway from areas exposed to the westerly flow and further south, there will be a lot of dry weather for the second half of the week.
Midweek, warm air is caught up in the weather fronts, a warm sector moving over Britain by Wednesday night but replaced by cooler air across the UK for the weekend.
However the warmth is not to last as a cold front will track across the South East of England on Thursday.
This will bring more cloud until the cold front digs south tomorrow allowing breaks and brightness.
Netweather warns it will be a grey warm morning for southern Britain with a line of patchy rain.
For South West England it will be quite murky and wet.
This band of damp weather will slowly track across the country on Thursday, reaching South East England by later afternoon.
There will also be a scattering of showers across the North West, followed by westerly winds.