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UK weather forecast – Tail-end of Storm Kyle to bring 55mph winds and four days of torrential rain

THE tail-end of Storm Kyle is set to batter Britain with 55mph winds and four days of torrential rain.

Heatwave conditions are coming to an end as the 900-mile-wide tropical storm brings Autumn weather early.

Forecasters have warned of “severe” winds and rain as the remnants of Storm Kyle blast the UK this week.

It will likely result in “an explosive development of unseasonably strong extratropical cyclone”, according to Severe Weather Europe.

And Met Office forecaster Alex Deakin said: “It is going to get unusually windy for the time of year.”

Wales and the south west are set to be the worst hit, with 55mph winds.

Yellow weather warnings have been issued for rain today, with 50mm of water expected to fall in just three hours in some parts.

There will be heavy downpours in the north, particularly in Scotland, and some “blustery showers” in the south.

But it will be another warm and humid day for many, with temperatures reaching 25C in the south east.

The heavy rain means there is a risk of localised flooding and travel chaos, following “biblical floods” over the weekend.

The Environment Agency has issued five flood alerts across England, and a further 15 in Scotland and Wales.

Met Office forecaster Steven Keats told the Sun Online: “A few places could see 50mm in two to three hours, which is enough to bring localised flooding.

“Scotland’s looking the wettest and there will showers through the morning in the north west of England. Northern Wales will also get quite wet.”

The average rainfall for areas in Scotland in August is around 90mm – meaning more than half a month’s rain will pour down today.

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Heavy showers in Scotland could give difficult travelling conditions and localised flooding

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The south of England and Wales will see a day of sunshine and showers today, with some thunderstorms tailing off across the country.

Torrential rain and strong winds will stick around in the south west on Wednesday with temperatures in the low twenties.

And Thursday is also expected to see “heavy scattered showers” while temperatures remain warm.

Friday will be another windy day with a risk of gales in the west.

Elsewhere will see “blustery showers” and some sunny spells.

The Met Office says Friday’s low pressure is deep and “looks like a dartboard”, bringing strong gusts and rain.

Forecaster Mr Deakin added: “We’re going to see unusually strong winds and eventually that fresher feel.

“But with low pressure nearby there will still be plenty of wet weather through the rest of this week.”

 

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