Brits braced for severe flooding with yellow weather warning in place

More heavy downpours are forecast this morning (September 24) with yesterday's (September 23) yellow weather warning in place until midday.

The Met Office warning started at 3pm on Friday and covered most of Kent and Sussex – the counties that endured the wettest of the weather, as spray from the rain and flooding made driving perilous.

Flooding remains a threat with up to three inches of rain having been forecast to fall during the period of the warning.

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That means train and bus services could be affected, along with homes and businesses.

With 2022 having been the driest year since 1976, including a summer that has been the joint hottest since records began, it would now take 400mm of rainfall in the south of England to reach the average amount for a year.

And that would only be possible is this autumn is the wettest on record.

This weekend, meanwhile, is going to be a chilly one for many parts of the UK with temperatures in northern Scotland forecast to drop below 0C, with snowfall on higher ground possible.

Elsewhere in Britain, temperatures could drop to single figures at night.

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Showers can be expected in eastern parts and even though a band of high pressure will come in from the west, a north-westerly air flow will still make it feel cold.

There could also be a risk of gales and heavy rain in northern Scotland tomorrow (September 25), although the rest of the UK should be dry and bright before more unsettled weather is predicted for the early days of next week.

Met Office forecaster Aidan McGivern is expecting Tuesday (September 27) to be the coldest day of the season so far and he said: "Across the UK, temperatures are going to be below average for the second half of the weekend and into Monday as well as Tuesday. It’s certainly going to feel cold first thing with a touch of frost in the north and chilly winds."

Temperatures are then expected to pick up again after Tuesday.

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