UK weather forecast – Britain braced for rain and floods TODAY as lockdown heatwave comes to a soggy end – The Sun

BRITAIN's lockdown heatwave comes to a soggy end today as parts of the country brace for a weekend of rain and even floods.

April showers are expected to sweep in, leading the Environment Agency to warn flooding is possible in the south of England.


April has seen gorgeous sunshine and warm temperatures, tempting Brits to sunbathe in parks and on beaches despite pleas to stay inside.

But this weekend, temperatures will begin to fall and the cooler weather will continue into next week.

Met Office meteorologist Craig Snell said: "On Saturday, another largely dry day, but on the eastern coast and in the south-west of England and Wales we may see some cloud.

“This could trigger the odd shower, but they are expected to be brief."

Temperatures on Saturday will continue to stay relatively high at 22 or 23 C and other parts of Britain should get the sun.

The Met Office website said: "Another fine, warm and dry day for most with some long sunny spells.

"Cloudier for some north and east coasts of Scotland, cooler here and along North Sea coasts. The chance of the odd shower in Wales.

FLOOD WARNINGS

"Dry and bright periods, though some coastal fog patches and also some showers for many areas. Warm in the south, cooler in the north.

"A few showers for the south-west and Wales, else most places dry with warm sunny spells after low cloud clears, but remaining dull and misty near some coasts."

Across the south of England, eight flood warnings put in place for over the weekend.

Just some of the possible areas have been marked for flooding are the Alton area, High Wycombe area, Salisbury Plain area and West Ilsley and surrounding areas.

Sunday will bring more rain adding to the warnings for flooding in some areas.

Mr Snell added: “Sunday will be the day it changes, temperatures will be slowly falling away from that point.

“We will see a band of showers working their way from Scotland to England during the day.

“London and the south-west won't see showers until the evening.

"The further north you are, the sooner you'll see showers. Northern England and Wales will have rain from about lunchtime.

"For some, this is the first spot of rain for a while. As the showers come, the temperatures will tumble."



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