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Met Office Issue Yellow Weather Warning As Torrential Downpours To Batter UK

Met Office Issue Yellow Weather Warning As Torrential Downpours To Batter UK

Batten down the hatches and say goodbye to the summer weather as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for Thursday.

Gale force winds and heavy rain are set to batter the country after a mainly dry but chilly night, before the remnants of Storm Miguel sweep in from Spain this Saturday.

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Forecasters have said that Northern Ireland is set to be hit the hardest, where a severe weather warning for rain is in place until 9pm.

According to the Met Office, occasional rain across north Scotland and Ireland will continue overnight.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Forecasters have warned of a risk of flooding and possible transport delays in the areas severely affected.

The bad weather will continue into Friday after a sunny start as thundery shows sweep across the south. Forecasters have also warned that 50mm of rain will fail in the southeast before it travels north.

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While some parts of the UK will avoid the downpour, others won't be so lucky as The Met office said that those areas affected could see "20mm" of rain in an hour.

The Met Office tweeted: "Some of us will escape the #showers all together on Friday, but where they occur they may be heavy - some places could see 20 mm in an hour and possibly 30 mm in a couple of hours #WeatherAware."

Whatever you do on Thursday night be sure to wrap up as parts of Wales, South West England and western Scotland will see temperatures fall to as low as 3 or 4C.

While England will potentially experience temperatures in the low 20s when the showers ease up.

The Met Office told The Sun Online that much of the weekend's bad weather will be caused by Spain's Storm Miguel.

Although it won't be classified as a storm here, the UK will still feel its effects.

The wet and windy weather is a far cry from the heatwave the country experienced last weekend, where Britain's hottest day of the year was recorded on Sunday, with temperatures reaching 28C.

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Topics: Weather, Life News, Real

Lisa McLoughlin

Lisa is a freelance journalist working for Tyla. She has worked for MailOnline, The Sun Online and Ireland's national broadcaster RTÉ. Please contact her on [email protected]

 

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