UK weather forecast – Heavy rain to hit the UK as country prepares for wet and windy start to spring – The Sun


THE UK can expect a wet and windy start to spring, as heavy rain is set to hit the country this week.

The Met Office has issued a three-day weather warning for the UK advising of heavy persistent rain which may lead to flooding.

 The rain is expected to become heavy on Monday and persist through to Wednesday

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The rain is expected to become heavy on Monday and persist through to WednesdayCredit: Getty Images – Getty
 The weather warnings are likely to add stress to the country, with many residents forced to work from home amid the coronavirus pandemic

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The weather warnings are likely to add stress to the country, with many residents forced to work from home amid the coronavirus pandemicCredit: Alamy Live News
 The band of heavy rain is due to hit the UK today and cause more misery for those trapped indoors

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The band of heavy rain is due to hit the UK today and cause more misery for those trapped indoors

The gloomy forecast also warns homes and businesses may be affected with some interruption to power supplies.

It will no likely add increasing stress across the country, as the coronavirus pandemic leads to many working from home, and a nationwide school shutdown.

The Met Office weather warning is in effect from 6pm on Monday until 12pm on Wednesday.

The week will begin with parts of the country waking up to frost this morning, though plenty of sunshine is expected.

However, this is set to change as a weather front approaches northwest Scotland, bringing clouds and a downpour.

The rain will become heavy at times later on Monday and is likely to persist, moving southeast into England and Wales mid-week.

A maximum of five inches of downpour is expected, mainly on higher ground.

In addition, strong southerly winds are also expected, bringing with them an additional hazard.

From Tuesday through to Thursday, much of the UK will dry with sunshine after frosty nights.

 It means a wet and windy start to spring for many already in need of cheering up

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It means a wet and windy start to spring for many already in need of cheering up
 A weather warning is in place for northern parts of Scotland

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A weather warning is in place for northern parts of ScotlandCredit: MET Office

TODAY

Dry and bright with plenty of sunshine, but turning hazy in the north and west. Wet and windy in the far northwest of Scotland with coastal gales.

TUESDAY

Many places dry with sunshine after frosty nights. Persistent heavy rain in northwest Scotland becoming lighter and more patchy as it clears southeastwards into England and Wales by Thursday.

WEDNESDAY

Rain will push across Scotland and Northern Ireland on Wednesday, but England and Wales will remain dry and fine.

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The Met Office predicts dry and settled conditions to dominate through the end of March and into early April, bringing plenty of bright or sunny spells across the UK, particularly in the south and east.

However, rain is likely to spread to northwestern areas at times, and could develop more widely briefly at times.

This unsettled weather could become more widespread across the north towards the end of the month..

Temperatures likely around average for the time of year with large diurnal ranges bringing a risk of overnight frosts.

 The warnings follow what has been a wet and wild weather pattern across the UK this year

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The warnings follow what has been a wet and wild weather pattern across the UK this yearCredit: PA:Press Association
 A maximum of five inches of downpour is expected

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A maximum of five inches of downpour is expectedCredit: PA:Press Association


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