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UK weather: Britain braces for more downpours tomorrow after sunshine today – as Met Office map shows how rain will sweep across the country

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  • The Met Office has warned that rain is set to soak the country

Britain is being told to brace for more rain this week after a spell of sunshine across the country today.

The Met Office has warned that heavy downpours are set to soak swathes of the UK from tomorrow after a weekend washout which left large parts of England submerged in floodwater.

A video released by the forecaster on Twitter/X shows how there will be sunny spells for most in the South and East today, while large parts of the North and Scotland will be hit by rain and snow in higher areas.

Tomorrow will then start with clear skies before rain clouds move in from the South West across the country.

Millions of Brits can also expect downpours into Wednesday and Thursday, with blustery winds and heavy rain expected for many – before clearing up just in time for the weekend. 

The Met Office has warned that heavy downpours are set to soak swathes of the UK from tomorrow after a weekend washout which left large parts of England submerged in floodwater 

Flood waters continue to rise along the banks of the River Thames in Henley today

Flood waters continue to rise along the banks of the River Thames in Henley today 

It comes after the Met Office on Sunday issued two yellow weather warnings for rain across parts of England.

The agency issued a yellow weather warning for rain covering the East Midlands, the East of England, the North East and Yorkshire and the Humber running through to Sunday noon. 

Flooding and travel disruption was also forecast, according to another yellow rain warning for the South West until 6am on Sunday.

Residents were warned they could be drenched by heavy showers.

The warning said: ‘The showers may form into narrow lines where there is the possibility of 15-20mm of rain falling within two-three hours and 20-30mm through the period of the warning. Given already saturated ground, this may lead to surface water flooding in places.’

Sunrise at Salisbury Cathedral on February 12, 2024

Sunrise at Salisbury Cathedral on February 12, 2024 

In an online forecast Mr Vautrey added: ‘A few lucky ones in parts of western Scotland and maybe into parts of Wales as well will see come clearer spells overnight. Here underneath the starrier skies temperatures may drop off a touch more.

‘Can’t rule out the odd touch of frost in rural spots but underneath the cloud elsewhere temperatures will likely stay above freezing for most of us – but it will be a murky and bleak start to Sunday for many of us.

‘The area of rain in the east will only very slowly clear its way off and particularly for Aberdeenshire, the Northern Isles, it is going to be a very wet day right throughout with some brisk winds in the north east as well.’

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