Weather respite for southwest of UK after day of heavy rain

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Southwestern parts of the UK will have some respite after Friday's heavy rain resulted in flooding.

In Carmarthenshire, Wales, the River Towy burst its banks and left fields waterlogged.

Some train services in Wales were also suspended due to water on the tracks.

More than a dozen flood warnings were issued by Natural Resources Wales on Friday and there were also 42 flood alerts, meaning flooding is possible.

Amber weather warnings were issued for flooding in south Wales, Devon and Cornwall until midnight on Friday and there was also a yellow rain warning for the southwest coast and Lancashire until the early hours of Saturday.

The Met Office said this will gradually turn into sunshine and lighter showers across the country during the weekend.

The weather on Saturday will instead be dominated by wind, with gusts of up to 26mph expected on Saturday and the strongest gales are likely to be seen on the west coast of Scotland and Wales, and in southwest England.

Average temperatures will range from 9C (48F) in the north of Scotland to 12C (53F) on the south coast, but they will drop to an average of 6C (42F) on Saturday night.