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Maps show where will get the most rain this weekend

Cars make their way through surface water on the A1101 in Welney in Norfolk, where the River Delph and New Bedford River have flooded the surrounding area. (PA)
Cars make their way through surface water on the A1101 in Welney in Norfolk, where the River Delph and New Bedford River have flooded the surrounding area. (PA)

Parts of the UK are set to face a deluge of wet weather as heavy rain hits the country, putting some areas at risk of flooding.

The frost and sub-zero temperatures experienced at the start of December is being replaced by torrential rainfall and strong winds.

A low pressure system sweeping the UK is behind the change in weather, which has sparked several weather warnings.

Yellow warnings - which the Met Office issues "when it is likely that the weather will cause some low level impacts, including some disruption to travel in a few places" - are in place on Friday and Saturday due to wind and rain.

It said "flooding of a few homes and businesses is possible" in rain-affected areas.

The warnings have been issued in the North West, East of England, Midlands, South West, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Muchelney, Somerset, UK.  7th November 2023.  View from the air of flooded fields on the Somerset Levels at Muchelney in Somerset after the River Parrett broke its banks after the recent prolonged rain from the recent storms.  Picture Credit: Graham Hunt/Alamy Live News.
The Somerset Levels at Muchelney in Somerset were flooded last month after the River Parrett broke its banks. (Alamy)

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For Friday, the Met Office said there will be "areas of showery rain, locally heavy moving east across much of the country. Becoming drier with clear spells developing across the south before increasing cloud and rain arrives later. Windy."

For Saturday, the agency said it will be "unsettled" with wind and rain "working northeast across England and Wales during the day, the rain becoming slow moving across northern areas. Elsewhere cloudy with showers.

"Unsettled on Sunday with bands of rain sweeping north and east across much of the country. Often windy with gales in places. Slightly drier on Monday and Tuesday with showers."

Here are the latest Met Office maps showing where will get the most rain over the weekend.

Rainfall across the UK in the coming days

(forecast as of 11am on Friday, according to the Met Office)

Friday, 6pm

Rainfall forecast for 6pm on Friday. (Met Office)
Rainfall forecast for 6pm on Friday. (Met Office)

Saturday, 9am

Rainfall forecast for 9am on Saturday. (Met Office)
Rainfall forecast for 9am on Saturday. (Met Office)

Saturday, 6pm

Rainfall forecast for 6pm on Saturday. (Met Office)
Rainfall forecast for 6pm on Saturday. (Met Office)

Sunday, 9am

Rainfall forecast for 9am on Sunday. (Met Office)
Rainfall forecast for 9am on Sunday. (Met Office)

Sunday, 6pm

Rainfall forecast for 6pm on Sunday. (Met Office)
Rainfall forecast for 6pm on Sunday. (Met Office)

Monday, 9am

Rainfall forecast for 9am on Monday. (Met Office)
Rainfall forecast for 9am on Monday. (Met Office)

The Met Office also has the following guidance for the yellow weather warning for rain:

  • Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads

  • Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures

  • Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses

  • Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings

  • Delays or cancellations to train and bus services are possible