The Met Office weather has issued warnings about weather for areas of the UK in the midst of a storm that prepares to hit Britain.
There are yellow rain warnings in effect for Strathclyde, Galloway, Lothian & Borders as well as Central, Tayside & Fife which will be in effect from 4am until 10:30 am Thursday. The impact will be felt in a variety of regions across Scotland as well as the southwest region of the country along with Dundee, Falkirk, Edinburgh and South Lanarkshire. According to the latest forecasts, there’s going to likely to be “heavy rain bringing a chance of some flooding and disruption“.
The Scottish Environment Flood Agency has also issued eight flood alerts in addition to five flood alerts.
The Met Office said: “Outbreaks of rain, particularly heavy at times, are likely in the early hours of Thursday morning. The accumulation of 20-30mm is likely in the next few hours and the chance is 40mm or more in just one or two locations.
“Following recent rainy weather, this increases the chance of flooding and a disruptions to transport.
“The rain is expected to turn more showery later in the morning.”
According to the forecast of MetOffice for the day today is that there will be a mix of showers and sunny spells However, there will be some that are expected to have “heavy with a risk of thunder”.
However, showers should ease off inland for many across the UK tonight, “further showery bands running north across the southern Britain and northern Scotland”.
On Thursday on Thursday, the Met Office has forecast: “Further showers and thunderstorms in south, mainly dry with variable cloud elsewhere with an increasing risk of heavy rain across northeast England and eastern Scotland later.”
In the weeks ahead, from Friday until Sunday From Friday to Sunday, the Met Office has warned of further thundery showers towards the beginning of this time but they should gradually ease into the later portion of the weekend.
The forecast says: “Showers on Friday will occasionally rainy, but will get smaller and less frequent on Saturday.
“Thicker cloud and rain possibly spreading from the southwest on Sunday. Temperatures around normal.”
Netweather’s senior forecaster Jo Farrow has warned of storms and heavy rains across the majority of England and Wales on Thursday.
The pattern of showers that are heavy is expected to rotate around the low pressure band that is expected to move towards the east across Britain.
The official also said that tropical storms in the Atlantic caused by Storm Danielle which are adding uncertainty to forecasts.
Ms. Farrow said: “The risk of showers will continue into Wednesday night but they’ll be more scattered and will be further far to the south.
“Closer to the low-level centre the showers continue to be regular and intense. The low is expected to move towards Pembrokeshire on Wednesday night.
“By Thursday, showers were spreading across England and Wales in a second time, with heavy downpours and storms. The weather forecast is calling for another strong band to be moving into Yorkshire along with northern England later in the afternoon.
The forecaster also said: “There looks to be an end to the rainy downpours this weekend , but tropical cyclones that are moving through the Atlantic have added doubt to our forecast.
“Danielle will transition into an extratropical cyclone that could affect western Europe, with ex-Earl swirling further west.”