Widespread heavy rain on its way

Tuesday 14 May 2013, 16:42

Paul Hudson Paul Hudson

The UK will be affected by some very disturbed weather in the next few days, as two separate weather systems threaten appreciable rainfall to many areas.


The first system will bring heavy rain northwards to Yorkshire and Lincolnshire through this evening.


15-20 mm is expected quite widely across the area in the next 24 hours, with higher totals locally, especially over the Pennines.


Even snow is possible over the higher Pennines later tonight, due to the intensity of rain lowering the air temperature, in a process known as evaporative cooling.


The heavy rain will slowly clear northwards tomorrow, with a return to sunshine and showers on Thursday and Friday.


The next system looks set to move across much of the UK this weekend.


The timing and positioning of this next area of heavy rain is uncertain at this stage, with current projections bringing it into Yorkshire and Lincolnshire later on Saturday.


The heaviest rain may occur to the south of our area – with some parts of the UK in the next 5 days recording a month’s worth of rain.


Farmers and gardeners will welcome the rain following a very dry April, which saw a significant rainfall deficit.


But it’s all rather far removed from a front page article in the Daily Express written just two weeks ago, which you can read by clicking here.



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