UK weather forecast: More than a MONTH’S worth of rain to be dumped in days – flood fears
BBC Weather: UK set for ‘milder’ temperatures
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Forecasters also say in some parts of the UK, temperatures will drop by as much as 10C (50F) by the middle of the week after a mini-heatwave last weekend. In Wrexham, North Wales, the Met Office said temperatures were 22C (71.6F) on Saturday but could be 12C (53.6F) by the middle of the week.
The Met Office says an area of low pressure is expected to bring heavy rain and high winds to large parts of the UK heralding the start of a colder period.
Most parts of the UK today will see showers and some will be heavy and thundery.
In September, the entire UK averages 10 days of rain, totalling 70 millimetres (2.7 inches).
This means the four-inch deluge is more than a month’s worth of rain.
A yellow weather warning for rain has been issued for the North East of Scotland with heavy showers are expected to hit Aberdeenshire, Morayshire and the Highlands.
The weather warning is in place until about 12pm today and forecasters warned flooding of businesses and homes in the area is likely and transport services will likely be delayed due to the weather.
The Met Office says Tuesday will see sunshine in eastern parts of England and Scotland, but showers in Wales and the west in the morning.
Heavy rain will spread across England, Wales, and Scotland, with thunder possible in the south in the afternoon.
On Wednesday, the rain will clear to the east in the early hours of Wednesday to leave a fine day in eastern parts of England and Scotland.
It will be cloudy in Wales and western areas with the risk of showers as well.
WXCharts’ Total Accumulated Precipitation charts also predict up to 103mm of rain will fall across parts of the UK between today and 11pm on Friday, October 1.
The chart shows up to 103mm (4.01 inches) will fall in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, 89mm (3.5 inches) in Cumbria and 49 to 54mm (1.92-2.12 inches) in most parts of North and South West England.
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Elsewhere, Central parts of England will see a more moderate rainfall range of between 22 and 27mm (0.86-1.06 inches) while 7mm to 14mm (0.25-0.55 inches) will fall across the South East and East.
The charts also show the central belt and the South West of Scotland will see between 58 and 64mm (2.12-2.51mm) of rainfall over the next five days whilst Northern parts will see between 37 and 45mm (1.45-1.77 inches).
Matt Taylor, BBC Weather forecaster, said of this week: “As we go into the middle part of the week a big area of low pressure will throw up some longer spells of rain and strong winds.
“It is also going to feel substantially cooler than it does this weekend.”
Looking towards the end of the week, the Met Office long-term forecast for the UK for Wednesday, September 29, to Friday, October 8, added: “This period will see unsettled conditions for many with low-pressure systems crossing the UK.
“This will bring organised bands of rain, heavy at times for those in northern and western parts of the country, and interspersed with cooler and showery periods, as well as some bright skies at times.
“Drier and more settled conditions are likely across southern and eastern parts of the country, but there is still a chance that bands of rain and strong winds from the north and west could extend into these areas.
“The temperatures are most likely to be slightly below average for this time of the year during the start of the period but will gradually return to near average.”
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