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UK News Yellow weather warnings issued ahead of wet weekend

14:05  22 november  2019
14:05  22 november  2019 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Yellow warnings have also been issued by the Met Office in southwestern England and parts of Scotland, which will be hit by more wet weather . The warnings came as two people died after a tree fell on their car in Gloucestershire on Thursday evening. © Provided by The Press Association (PA

Yellow warnings have also been issued in north-eastern England and parts of Scotland, which will also be hit with continuing wet weather throughout Saturday. There are currently 45 flood alerts and six flood warnings in place that have been issued by the Environment Agency.

a man walking down a street next to water: A man cycles through a flooded street Sheffield (Danny Lawson/PA) © Danny Lawson A man cycles through a flooded street Sheffield (Danny Lawson/PA)

The Met Office has issued four weather warnings across the UK for Saturday, including parts of north-east England where heavy flooding has caused significant disruption in previous weeks.

Heavy and persistent rain is due to start in south-west England from 12pm on Friday and last until 6pm on Saturday – meaning a deluge for roughly 30 hours.

About 20-30mm of rain is expected widely in the region, though the up-slopes of Dartmoor in south Devon could see 40-50mm of rain.

The average rainfall for Devon and Cornwall during November is roughly 135-45mm.

Yellow warnings have also been issued in north-eastern England and parts of Scotland, which will also be hit with continuing wet weather throughout Saturday.

A spokesman for the Met Office added that areas such as Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire will see persistent rain arriving from the south early on Saturday morning, which will last through most of the day.

According to the Met Office, rain will be heavy at times, especially on hills where the rainfall could also reach up to 40-50mm.

The region is still recovering from heavy flooding that caused devastation in many communities in the last two weeks.

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  Met Office issues yellow weather warning as Wales set for five days of rain The worst of the weather will be from Friday afternoon through to Saturday nightThe first half of the weekend will bear the brunt of the bad weather as the warning comes into effect at noon on Friday and lasts through 6pm on Saturday. A widespread 20 to 30mm are forecast for south Wales, with up to 50mm possible in some locations, the Met Office said.

UK Weather Warnings Map. Toward the weekend -- temperatures recover ahead of rainy system. In fact, the weekend warmth will be partly due to its influence. That same warmth will keep most of its precipitation as rain across the region, though people should be aware

Britons are braced for a weekend of wet and wild weather as powerful winds and a band of heavy rain sweeps in. Downpours will blight much of the country It comes after the Met Office issued yellow weather warnings for strong winds on Thursday, when overnight temperatures plunged to lows of -6C.

a view of a body of water: Parts of Derbyshire have been hit by severe floods (Derbyshire Constabulary Drone Unit/ PA) © Provided by The Press Association Parts of Derbyshire have been hit by severe floods (Derbyshire Constabulary Drone Unit/ PA)

Met Office data up to November 17 shows that Nottinghamshire has seen the most rain of all UK counties compared with the average, having seen 189% of its monthly average already.

There are currently 45 flood alerts and six flood warnings in place that have been issued by the Environment Agency.

Four of the flood warnings are in the North East.

Wet weather is also expected to develop across north-eastern Scotland from Saturday afternoon.

The Met said that general rainfall of 20-40mm was likely through Aberdeenshire, and areas of high ground could reach 60-80 mm in addition to thawing snow.

Drier and colder weather forecast for start of December .
Thursday is expected to be a transition day as a spell of low pressure leaves the UK before a new high comes in. Met Office forecaster Craig Snell said: “We have certainly had a wet autumn but thankfully as we go into Friday and the weekend, for many parts of the UK it should be largely dry.“Thursday is looking for some of us a wet day but not as wet as we have seen on Wednesday.“Our warnings will expire at 6am on Thursday and after that we will be warning-free for a few days.“It will be a transition day between the wet and mild weather we have had this week, to something a bit colder and drier.

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