UK weather forecast – Britain to be soaked by heavy rain today in weekend washout


BRITS are braced for a soggy Sunday as heavy showers are forecast for most parts of the country.

Forecasters warned there could be some hill fog and frost in Scotland in another 24 hours of April weather misery.

Heavy showers are forecast for most parts of the country today
Heavy showers are forecast for most parts of the country today

The Met Office said eastern coasts would be “damp and murky” with sharp showers in south-eastern England.

“There will be a cloudy start with some patchy rain and drizzle,” a Met Office spokesman said.

Met Office meteorologist Sophie Yeomans added: “If you are in eastern coastal you have got another cloudy day on the cards.

“Some rain in places as well but in the west we do have some brighter skies in the forecast.”

Meteogroup said the morning will be cloudy with outbreaks of rain or drizzle across Scotland and north-east England.

“A few showers will push into South East England towards the middle of the day,” a spokesman said.

“The afternoon will see the rain in the north easing, but with the chance of further showers in the south and south-east.”

By the end of the week, Brits could even see some flurries of snow as we dream of summer.

A Met Office spokesperson said: “There is a greater chance of rain in the south, but details of this are uncertain and many areas will see some good spells of dry weather developing with some overnight frosts.

“A gradual change to more wet and windy weather is likely to develop from the weekend, particularly in the southwest, perhaps spreading into northwestern areas.”

Temperatures recorded today inched close to 16C, three degrees above average.

Mr West added: “It’s fairly typical April weather, with a bit of variance across the UK.”

But he said the second half of the week might dry out, with colder temperatures but less rain expected.

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The cold weather is not great news for families as the half-term break starts.

According to the Met Office, water temperatures are lingering around 7 to 10 degrees.

But it wasn’t enough to keep some hardy Brits out of the water, with members of the Brighton Swimming Club spotted heading into the water today.

Other slightly more sensible beachgoers simply made the most of the slightly warmer day by relaxing on the beach.

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Aintree revellers were prepared for miserable conditions
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Aintree revellers were prepared for miserable conditions[/caption]

One man's umbrella blew inside out as he battled the conditions
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One man’s umbrella blew inside out as he battled the conditions[/caption]

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