UK weather: Met Office issues more warnings as MONTH of rain to lash Britain

The Met Office has issued another flurry of weather warnings as more torrential rain looks set to batter Britain.

Just days after 80mph Storm Dennis left entire towns flooded, more heavy rain will lash the nation later this week.

Weather maps on WXCharts show an Atlantic weather system will sweep across the nation on Wednesday and Thursday.

Another band of rain will then follow behind on Friday into Saturday to potentially spark more flood chaos.

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The Met Office this morning issued several more yellow warnings for heavy rain from 6pm on Wednesday to 3pm on Thursday.

The warnings cover northern England – including Preston and Lancaster – and north and south Wales, with Cardiff and Swansea in the firing line

Another warning in place for 12pm Friday to 6am Saturday covers another area of northern England, including Leeds, Sheffield and York.

The warnings state that more than a month of rain could fall, with 100mm expected in some areas. February’s average rainfall is 60mm.

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Its warning for northern England on Wednesday and Thursday reads: “An Atlantic weather system arriving on Wednesday is expected to bring a further spell of rainfall which is likely to become heavy and prolonged over areas of high ground in parts of Northwest England.

“Rainfall totals of between 70 and 100 mm are possible during the period. Given the saturated nature of the ground this may lead to some flooding.”

For Wales, the warning adds: “Whilst there is more uncertainty over the rainfall totals for south Wales, there is a small chance that 50-60 mm could fall here in 24 hours.

“There is higher confidence in the rainfall for north-west Wales, with between 70 and 100 mm of rain most likely.

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“Given already saturated ground, in south Wales in particular, there is a chance of further flooding during this event.”

The warning for Friday and Saturday in northern England reads: :Further rain is expected across northern England on Friday.

“Rain is expected to turn persistent and occasionally heavy over parts of the Pennines before clearing early on Saturday.

“20-30 mm is likely to fall widely over higher ground with the potential for 60-80 mm in a few places. Given the recent wet conditions this brings a chance of flooding.”

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