Met Office issues warnings as West Midlands to be caught up in driving UK rain

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Persistent rain is forecast as the West Midlands is set to be caught up in a deluge over the Bank Holiday weekend. The UK is bracing for potential thunderstorms, with the latest weather maps showing showers sweeping across the country in the coming days.

WXCharts' weather maps have turned blue, indicating rainfall from up and down the UK on May 30. This persistent wet weather is set to cause disruption for Brits hoping for drier, more settled conditions.

The maps indicate that Birmingham and the West Mildands will be among the worst affected areas. Despite the rain, temperatures are expected to remain in double figures, according to the maps.

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This gloomy forecast comes as the country continues to deal with the aftermath of heavy rain and flooding. The Met Office has issued a warning for parts of north Wales and north-west England, including Liverpool and Manchester, for 24 hours from noon on Wednesday.

The warning suggests that flooding and disruption are likely, with rain becoming heavy and persistent. A yellow warning for rain was also in place for the north of England, the Midlands, and north and mid-Wales until 6am on Thursday.

The Met Office's national outlook from May 28 to June 6 suggests that "For the rest of the week the south, especially the southeast looks as though it more favoured to see more in the way of dry weather, although even some rain or showers are likely from time to time."

It continues: "Areas of low pressure are more likely to track to the northwest of the UK so here it will likely continue unsettled with showers and some longer spells of rain which could be heavy at times. The northwest may also see some periods of strong winds."

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In the Met Office's West Midlands forecast:

Saturday

Largely dry and fine with some sunshine. Turning hazier during the afternoon as high cloud builds. A low chance of the odd afternoon shower. Feeling much warmer in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 20 °C.

Outlook for Sunday to Tuesday

Scattered showers on Sunday, possibly heavy and thundery. Further showers on Monday. A strengthening breeze and outbreaks of rain on Tuesday. Generally staying warm, particularly in sunnier interludes.nied by heavy thundery showers for some areas. On Monday, expect heavy showers in the northeast, while conditions will be drier in the southwest.

The unsettled weather will continue into Tuesday.