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UK News BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood warns wall of heavy and thundery rain to pummel UK

10:30  16 february  2021
10:30  16 february  2021 Source:   express.co.uk

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BBC Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood warned of heavy rain and thundery showers across the UK over the next 24 hours. Ms Kirkwood explained that a new weather front will be moving in from the west and will cross over the entire UK by the end of Thursday night. Following this, more rain is expected going into Friday with the potential to cause flooding in some areas.

BBC Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood warned that a new band of rain is set to cover the UK . This wall of rain is set to hit overnight from the west and move across the UK slowly. The weather front will bring some heavy snowfall as well and could exacerbate the flooding situation in the midlands in addition to the heavy rainfall . BBC Weather have forecast a wall of rain to bombard the UK and snow to cause disruption and potential flooding.

The BBC Weather meteorologist said that despite the unsettled weather, temperatures will continue to grow milder through the day. Western areas of the country will take the brunt of the heavy showers earlier on, with the Environment Agency issuing 65 flood alerts from south Devon through to Norfolk. Carole Kirkwood said: "It will feel milder but there will be showers to dodge. There'll be some sunshine and we also got some rain in the forecast.

"Low pressure is driving our weather, this weather front sinking down southeast where it will be very slow to clear and you can see from all isobars, it's going to be windy especially in the west.

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BBC Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood warned brighter conditions will be short-lived as a wall of heavy rain is slowly moving in from the Atlantic to unleash downpours onto the UK . Ms Kirkwood however warned an area of high pressure will be moving in into the UK from Tuesday evening, bringing along heavy rain as well as strong winds. UPDATES: UK weather live: Flood warnings as torrential rain to blast Britain.

BBC Weather forecaster Carol Kirkwood warned flooded areas across the UK must brace for further bursts of violent rain as a new wall of showers prepares to make its way across the country on Thursday. The heaviest rain and strongest winds are expected in the northwest, with drier conditions expected in southern and eastern parts and it will perhaps become more generally settled by the middle of March, with more prolonged dry spells possible, especially in the south. Any further spells of wet weather most likely in the north.

"And especially in the northwest, where we're looking at gusts up to 65mph so there goes that rain, very slowly clearing southeast. A rush of showers follow on behind, some of those will be heavy and thundery but in between them, there will be some sunshine.

"Temperatures 8C in the north to 12C in the south, 13C in Hull."

The BBC Weather forecaster continued: "Through this evening and overnight, we eventually see the tail end of that rain clear, the showers pushed over towards the east.

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"Then there's a dry spell before the next weather front comes in from the west bringing in yet more rain and, again, this will be heavy and it will still be windy.

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BBC Weather 's Carol Kirkwood said unsettled weather will be splitting the UK through Wednesday, with heavy snow set to hit northern counties and persistent downpours plaguing the south. BBC Weather meteorologist Carol Kirkwood warned Britons could experience severe disruption because of the unsettled weather , with snow expected to reach as high as 20cm (7in) on Scotland's hillsides. The challenging conditions are the result of yet another weather front moving in from the west bringing into the UK bands of snow and rain .

BBC Weather (Image: BBC WEATHER ). The BBC Weather forecaster said a wall of rain coming in from the Atlantic will also move in overnight, bringing along additional rainfall which is due to turn thundery in some spots. Ms Kirkwood continued: "We will see the arrival of this band of rain . The organisation's weather forecast starting next Monday until November 25 warned of the possibility of unsettled conditions in parts of Britain, with some strong winds and gales also possible. DON'T MISS BBC Weather : 'Disruptive' gales and heavy showers thrash Europe [FORECAST] BBC Weather

"Not a particularly cold night but a little bit colder than it is now. As we head through tomorrow, that band of rain moves over from the west towards the east.

"There's a curl coming into southern England and the Channel Islands, that will move a little bit further north through the course of the day.

"Showers in the west but, elsewhere, it should be largely dry but still very windy, especially across the northwest."

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According to forecasters at MeteoGroup, Wednesday will be a generally dull day with variable amounts of cloud cover and some showers will develop.

Longer spells of rain across northern Scotland are expected with the warning they may be wintry at times and will be heavy across western areas. Showery rain will spread into the south-west by the evening

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BBC Weather meteorologist Carol Kirkwood warned of widespread downpours splitting the UK in a north-south divide for most of Monday. The Met Office issued to yellow weather warnings for flooding across most of the northwest coast of the UK and Northern Ireland. Met Office weather warnings EXTENDED: UK to be battered by heavy rain [FORECAST] Terrifying wall of dust submerges city in 'apocalyptic' footage [VIDEO] UK weather forecast: Violent storms and heavy rain to pummel Britain [INSIGHT].

BBC Weather : Carol Kirkwood warns of ‘flash flooding’ across UK . On Sunday the UK saw some torrential thundery downpours leading to some flooding across parts of East Anglia, Lincolnshire and the Midlands. BBC meteorologist Carol Kirkwood has warned there is the potential for similar on Monday with Ms Kirkwood told viewers: "At the moment we've got some heavy rain moving across northern England. "Through the day that's going to be pushing up into southern Scotland and Northern Ireland, turning more showery. "But even so there could still be some heavy thundery bursts in it.

Thursday will be unsettled and overcast with outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards.

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Rain will be heavy across parts of Scotland but mostly light and patchy further south.

Friday will remain cloudy and wet with another area of rain pushing eastwards during the day and will be heavy in the west.

BBC Weather's long-range outlook warns of a "very cold easterly blast" during the first week of March, and says forecasters are monitoring signals of a return of the "Beast from the East".

The BBC outlook from March 1 says: "We expect the colder, more blocked weather pattern with abundant high pressure to stick around for at least the first week of March.

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