Met Office issues severe rain warning for Monday to Thursday

Met Office issues flood warnings as a month’s worth of rain is set to fall in just a day with 2.5ins due to soak southern England tomorrow before wet weather moves north over the week

  • Met Office issuing severe yellow warning for rain affecting eastern parts of England from Monday to Thursday
  • From 4am tomorrow southern and south eastern areas of England will see heavy rainfall until midnight
  • Another warning in place from 12am on Tuesday to 12pm on Thursday affecting East Midlands and north east  

Britain faces a washout near-total next week when a month’s worth of rain could fall in just one day, as heavy showers and flooding continue to blight hopes of an early start to summer.  

The Met Office has issued four severe weather warnings for rain starting at 4am on Monday and not relenting until midday on Thursday. 

Commuters from Brighton through to Dover and up to Norwich and Lincoln should prepare for a miserable commute tomorrow, with risks of train cancellations and hazardous road conditions. 

Showers are also due to fall on London on Monday, which could result in small-scale flooding and building damage as well as travel chaos.

On Tuesday thundery showers will move northwards to cover large swathes of the East Midlands and beyond to Sheffield, Leeds, York and Newcastle, until they die off mid-Thursday.

Areas of higher grounds, including the South Downs, could get 2.5inches (60mm) of rain in just 12 hours with 40mph winds battering the east coast. 

The Met Office has issued four severe weather warnings for rain starting at 4am on Monday until midday on Thursday

Met Office forecaster Simon Partridge told MailOnline: ‘From tonight we see an area of heavy rain pushing in from the south east and originally from continental Europe. It will gradually move north and westward over the next few days.

‘There will be a switch in temperatures with highs of around 68F (20C) in the south east of England today moving to the north west of Scotland tomorrow.

‘Coastal gales of up to 40mph will make it feel cooler, with colder-than-average temperatures for this time of year.

‘The best of the sunshine will be in Northern Ireland and Scotland, which means a rather disappointing set up for this time in June for the rest of the country.’  

Sodden festival-goers were pictured wading through mud at Parklife’s Manchester event yesterday, as Britain continues to be buffeted by turbulent weather from the storm


Two women were seen running across the road shielding themselves from the rain yesterday, while another woman decided to wear a plastic overcoat in an attempt to stay out of the damp 

After wet and windy weather saw festival-goers at Parklife in Manchester desperately clinging onto their raincoats yesterday, today is proving to be more mild with highs of 68F (20C) in London and the south east. 

Temperatures will drop as the sun goes down this evening, with blustery showers starting to creep in to eastern areas at midnight.

Even areas not covered by the weather warnings will still experience showers, but it will be Northern Ireland the north west of Scotland that get the sunniest spells next week.  

Forecasters are warning drivers of spray flooding and closures on the roads next week, with a small chance of more remote, rural communities being totally cut off by floods. 

They say there is also a small chance that homes and businesses in eastern areas could suffer flooding and residents should have contingency plans in place.   

After wet and windy weather saw festival-goers at Parklife in Manchester desperately clinging onto their raincoats yesterday, today is proving to be more mild with highs of 68F (20C) in London and the south east 

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