BBC Weather: Warnings in place as torrential rain and wind bring floods by end of week

BBC Weather: UK warned of 'thundery downpours'

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BBC Breakfast’s Carol Kirkwood warned while temperatures may remain with the low 20s, slow-moving weather fronts and low pressure will bring misery to many towards the end of the week. The Met Office has put in yellow weather warnings for most of central and northern England as thunderstorms will move over Ireland and hang over Great Britain. Ms Kirkwood added there were also risks of localised flooding, mirroring the floods seen in parts of London and in surrounding areas in recent weeks.

Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Ms Kirkwood said: “I think we’ve got some mist and fog around first thing this [Wednesday] morning too but that will lift quite rapidly. 

“And then a lot of dry weather and a bit of sunshine but we will see some showers from the word go and further showers developing through the day. 

“The rain continuing across Northern Ireland and western Scotland, some of that will be heavy. 

“We’ll also see some heavy showers across Scotland and further showers develop across parts of England and Wales which could be slow-moving and also thundery. 

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“But in between a lot of dry weather and some decent spells of sunshine. temperatures yesterday got up to 23C and we could see very similar today. 

“Widely we’re looking at 20C to about 22C.”

Ms Kirkwood then looked at the week beyond and warned the weather will be a lot worse towards the weekend.

She added: “Through this [Wednesday] evening and overnight, a lot of the showers will fade, we’ll still have the rain moving out of Northern Ireland, crossing Scotland and then more coming in from the southwest.

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“Accompanied by strengthening winds, particularly for Northern Ireland, Wales and southwest England. 

“It’s not going to be as cold tonight as the one just gone. 

“So low pressure is going to be driving our weather for the next few days, [Thursday] a weather front will bring rain followed by showers and you can see it’s going to be a windy day.

“So some eastern areas, we’ll start off on a dry and bright note and the cloud will build ahead of this rain coming in from the southwest, moving northwards and behind that we see a return to some showers. 

“Some of which will be heavy in thundery windy as well windier but will be nice particularly in the south and the west with top temperatures up to 21C or 22C.

“As we move from Thursday into Friday, a little pressure drifts a little bit further northeast and is right across the UK. 

“Fronts rotating around it will see rain showers and you can see the isobars as well. 

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“So again, windy more widely during the course of Friday with rain or showers. 

“And the Met Office has that yellow weather warning out

“Across Northern Ireland, Northern England and also Scotland we could see some torrential downpours in a relatively short amount of time.

“So there is the risk of some localised flooding.

“Top temperatures getting up to about 21 degrees but not feeling particularly special.

“And then the weather remains unsettled into the weekend with sunshine and showers, but one thing at least the winds will ease by Sunday.

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