Heavy rain and localised flooding expected across the country

Aaron Brown
August 22, 2017

If you have plans for the weekend make sure to take note of the weather before stepping outside the house.

This warmer air from the storm is what will be noticed by the public over the weekend and into next week - weather that sounds more welcoming than high winds and heavy rain.

A status yellow national weather warning is now in place, as the weather forecasters predict heavy rainfall for Sunday and Monday.

The former category two hurricane is going to be absorbed by low pressure and weakened as it makes its way across the Atlantic towards the United Kingdom leaving a gap in the weather system for humid air to sneak upwards from the south.

After the hot spell of scorching weather, parts of England could expected heavy downpours and even "flooding". It will be dry apart from passing light showers which will fall mainly during the afternoon with highs of 18 degrees Celsius. "Later cold front showers will move over the west of Ireland with fresher winds", added the spokesperson.

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However, it's a different picture in the south with a dry and sunny Saturday followed by a blustery changeable Sunday with temperatures reaching 25C in places.

Skies will cloud over from the west, with outbreaks of rain and drizzle spreading east through the day.

In any case both Sunday and Monday are forecast wet and windy across the country.

Yesterday Met Office meteorologist Emma Sharples said: "Rain remains quite slow-moving throughout eastern Scotland on Friday".

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