BBC Weather: Temperatures set to plunge as ‘extensive’ heavy rain thrashes Britain

BBC Weather’s Matt Taylor warned heavy bouts of rain will continue this morning before easing off this afternoon. He noted that blustery winds will also begin to ease from today. Mr Taylor said: “Heavy rain in the forecast today but I don’t want to leave it at that you need a little bit of optimism after the recent flooding.

“Over the next few days, an area of high pressure to the southwest of us starts to build its way in.

“That means things for many are going to turn drier and less windy even if a little bit colder.

“Certainly colder out there this morning compared to recent days.

“Rain at the moment is quite extensive through Scotland.

“Some very heavy rain across East Anglia in various bouts.

“It may dry off before another comes but that will clear through the morning.

“Brightening skies in areas towards the west with a mixture of sunshine and showers for the afternoon.

“Heavier showers across some western areas not quite as frequent as yesterday and winds will be easing down.”

It comes as the Met Office said Sunday night could see the mildest November temperatures on record as the remnants of tropical Storm Zeta continue to push warm air across the UK.

Wind and rain is expected to persist through Monday and Tuesday for much of the nation, with cooler, sunnier weather moving in from Wednesday.

Met Office meteorologist Luke Miall predicted temperatures of up to 17C (62.6F) on Sunday night in the south, which would break the record for the highest daily minimum temperature recorded in November since 1862.

The record was set in Eastbourne in November 2005.


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Mr Miall said: “Temperatures in the south will rise overnight instead of fall, which is unusual because we have got warm air coming across.

“It’s due to ex-Tropical Storm Zeta which caused some very wet and windy weather this week.

“Some of that tropical air is still within the system – it’s travelled a long way across the Atlantic over cool waters before reaching the UK but it’s very, very moist air, so that’s the reason it’s putting these temperatures up overnight.”

Mr Miall predicted “sunshine and showers” for much of the nation over Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures in the mid-teens.

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