UK weather – Locked-down Brits face two days of torrential rain with bleak conditions to last into May – The Sun
BRITS face two days of torrential rain and bleak weather into May as showers soak the UK.
Predictions this month would be the driest April since 1938 collapsed, with the first week of May to follow suit bringing grey skies, drizzle and windy conditions.
As of this week the UK had received just 13.1mm of rain with 25mm expected to fall over yesterday and today alone, which is the equivalent to a week's worth.
Two days of torrential showers are now forecast for locked-down Brits after baking 25C temperatures last weekend.
Met Office forecaster Marco Petagna said: “In central and southern England, [Wednesday] will be a cloudy, wet day, with showers getting quite heavy at times”.
Rain today will hit Exeter in the South East, Liverpool, Birmingham and Portsmouth in a long and narrow line.
This afternoon will see rain pass over London, Sheffield and Leeds in the North, and Cambridge and Dover in the South.
And 25mm of rain is expected to fall throughout last night and today.
WET START TO THE MONTH
The grim weather will be accompanied by plunging temperatures, according to the Met Office.
Mr Petagna said: “Some areas will struggle to get above 8C.
“These areas will have been more than 10C higher in the past few days, so it’s a big change.”
The government yesterday warned Brits confined to their homes some properties could see flooding.
In Alton, Hampshire, the government’s flood information service said the persistent rainfall “could continue for several weeks or longer”.
Meanwhile, in Lambourn Valley, Berkshire, it says: “Property flooding is possible in the longer term.”
And the next month is set to be dreary too.
A long-range forecast from the Met Office predicts: "It is likely to be generally unsettled during the first week of May as Atlantic weather systems bring further bands of rain to many areas, particularly in the south and the west of the UK.
"It is expected to be windy at times, especially along southern and western coastlines."
However, the ensuing weeks of May after the initially drizzly start will hopefully return to average with some drier days to come, too.
But Britain's warm spell is decidedly over, forecasters say, with the mercury sadly plummeting back to this time of year's expected temperatures – in the mid-teens during the day with lows of around 7C.
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