More rain and flooding

[Updated 07:00 20/01/2021]

Snow replaced by wind and rain. Posted by toppiker60

The risk of flooding continues today in parts of England and Wales as Storm Christoph brings more heavy rain. During the next couple of days a change takes place as colder air sweeps southeastwards and showery conditions develop. The chilly theme continues this weekend.


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Wednesday starts wet in much of the southern half of the UK. Through the day heavy spells of rain continue in northern England and much of Wales. On their northern edge they increasingly turn to snow, particularly over high ground. There will also be rain in southern and central counties with some heavy bursts mixed in. Windy, especially in the south.

In Scotland wintry showers continue for much of the day and some of them will be heavy. Northern Ireland has dry and bright period. 

Maximum temperatures range from 3C (37F) in Scotland to 12C (54F) southern and central counties. See the rain radar for the latest view.

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Meteo France Arpege, rain and snow, 15:00 GMT Wed 20th January

Tonight the rain steadily clears eastwards and there is likely to be some sleet and snow on its western edge. In northern and western areas heavy wintry showers develop. Quite windy but in sheltered parts of the north frost could form.


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Tomorrow morning brings sunny spells but wintry showers will be quite widespread in central and northern areas. Through the afternoon they become more scattered; however, some heavy ones continue to affect northern and western Scotland. Along the south coast of England there is a risk of rain at times. Cold in the north.

Arpege chart 2
Meteo France Arpege, rain and snow, 15:00 GMT Thu 21st January

Turning colder

Friday looks mostly dry in southern and central regions. The north has a mix of sunny spells and wintry showers. Most of the showers are likely to be in Scotland where they probably fall as sleet or snow down to low levels. Cold.

Cold conditions are set to last through the weekend. During Saturday central and northern regions have sunny spells and wintry showers. In the south there is a risk of longer spells of rain, sleet or snow.

Sunday brings sunny spells but wintry showers could become quite widespread. There is the chance of a more organised band pushing southeastwards.   

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GFS, surface pressure and precipitation, 15:00 GMT Sun 24th January

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