Rain is forecast to hit northern parts of England and Wales today, with the Meteorological Office predicting that up to 70mm of rain could hit higher ground, disrupting travel and affecting major events.
Sunday, July 23, 2023 02:31, UK
Heavy rain is forecast in northern parts of England and Wales today, with the Met Office issuing a yellow weather warning.
The area stretching from Holyhead in Wales to Scarborough and Carlisle in England could expect up to 20-30 mm of rain during the day, with places above ground likely up to 70 mm.
That was after days of persistent rain on Saturday, with Wales, the south-west and north-west being hit hard by the weather.
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Wednesday’s Ashes test in Manchester was affected for the day, as was the Open Golf Championship in Liverpool.
Jonathan Vautrey, meteorologist at the Met Office, said: “The band of rain we currently have from Northern Ireland down to Wales and parts of central and southern England, such as Oxfordshire and Hampshire, will continue to move northward through the night.
“As of tomorrow morning it will be down across the UK heartland in Northern Ireland, northern England and parts of northern Wales.
“It was mostly there for quite a while on Sunday, particularly in England and Wales, which is why the Met Office has issued a yellow rain warning for that area.
“We had a relatively wet Saturday, so rainfall is expected to last through Sunday potentially causing some travel disruption and problems with any outdoor events taking place there.”
It could be a calmer day for those in the south-west, south-east and central England, with spells of sunshine mixed with scattered showers.
Scotland will also experience sunnier weather, with temperatures likely to remain as low as 20 degrees Celsius.
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Temperatures in the south of England are around average for this time of year, but northern areas will feel “particularly cool” when it comes to rain and clouds.
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