When will the rain stop? Latest UK weather forecasts and where today’s Met Office warnings are

The unseasonably warm weather of early September has officially ended, after heavy rain, thunderstorms and flooding hit parts of the UK over the weekend.

Monsoon-like flooding on Sunday closed Exeter Airport and canceled all flights. Elsewhere in the south-west, Butlins holiday park in Minehead was forced to close for four days after heavy rain poured through the roof and left rooms underwater.

The extreme weather came after seven consecutive days of 30C heat in early September, a new record high in the UK.

With yellow weather warnings, the severe weather is far from over.

When will the rain stop?

Current weather warnings in place across the UK (Image: Met Office)

More heavy rain is expected in parts of the UK, with weather warnings issued by the Met Office.

Two yellow warnings for heavy rainfall have been issued for northwest England, including the Lake District, north Lancashire and much of Wales, until 6pm on Wednesday 20 September.

Travel is expected to be disrupted and floods will occur, as between 150 to 200 mm of rain is expected to fall over 36 hours in some areas.

Eleven flood warnings have also been issued, including parts of East Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and South Gloucestershire – click here for more details on the areas affected.

What is the meteorological forecast for the next few days?

Heavy rain is expected in parts of northwest England and Scotland (Image: Met Office)

The Met Office expects the weather to be cloudy and stormy in the United Kingdom, with rain in its weather forecast for the coming days.

While bright spells are expected in some parts of the South, other areas are at risk for strong coastal storms, with some winds reaching 40-45 mph.

Rain in the west will become more persistent and heavy during this evening. This will begin to spread southeastward in the early hours of the morning. Mild night and residual wind.

By Wednesday, heavy rain will continue towards the south-east, although it will continue across south-east England. It will then become fresher with sunny spells and showers. The winds die down slowly for most people.

The weather before the end of the week will be volatile, with sunshine and scattered rain, sometimes heavy and thundery. Drier on Saturday with sunny spells. Continuing stormy winds, especially along the coasts, and feeling cold.

Why is he so wet now?

A band of low pressure forming the remnants of Hurricane Lee, which struck New England in the US and parts of eastern Canada, and is moving towards the UK between Tuesday and Thursday, is largely responsible for continued wet, unstable weather.

Steve Wellington, chief forecaster at the Met Office, said: “The severe thunderstorms and heavy rain seen over the weekend, and their associated impacts, represent a transition between last week’s heat and Atlantic-dominated weather in next week’s forecast. “.

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