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Heavy rain in England and Wales

[Updated 06:45 28/04/2020]

Rain radar snapshot

Unsettled weather has now returned and it will continue through the rest of the week. Today heavy rain affects much of the southern half of the UK. All of the country could see showers or longer spells of rain in the coming days but the wettest conditions are expected to be in the south....READ IN FULL


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Tuesday starts with heavy outbreaks of rain in southern and central counties. There are also scattered showers in Scotland but in the north it is mostly dry. Through the day the rain continues in much of England and Wales but during the afternoon it turns drier in the west. Scotland and Northern Ireland have sunny spells and showers. It will feel cold, particularly in the wet areas.

Temperatures range 8C (46F) to 13C (55F). See the rain radar for the latest view.

Arpege forecast chart 1

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 15:00 BST Tue 28th April

Tonight showers fade away in the north and clear spells lead to a localised frost in Scotland. In southern and central regions drier conditions return eastwards. However, by morning further outbreaks of rain push into Cornwall and Devon. 

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Tomorrow a band of rain moves northeastwards across the UK, although it probably remains dry in much of Scotland. Brighter skies follow but later on heavy showery rain pushes into the south west and Wales.

Arpege forecast chart 2

Meteo France Arpege, rain, 16:00 BST Wed 29th April

More rain on the way

Thursday brings a mix of sunny spells and heavy showers to the southern half of the UK. At times they could merge to give longer spells of rain and there could be a few rumbles of thunder mixed in. The north has fewer showers and more sunshine. 

Showers may be more scattered on Friday but the weekend is looking unsettled with further spells of rain. Temperatures are forecast to be close to the seasonal average for much of the time but by Sunday it could be warming up.  

GFS chart 1

GFS, surface pressure and 500hPa heights, 16:00 BST Sat 2nd May

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