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What the weather will be like in your area this week after Storm Debi hits the UK

Storm Debi is sweeping over the UK and Ireland on Monday, bringing heavy rain, high winds and power cuts.

Brighton, November 13th 2023: Storm Debi battering the seafront at high tide in Brighton this morning Credit: Andrew Hasson/Alamy Live News
Storm Debi battering the seafront at high tide in Brighton. (Alamy)

The south of England is being battered by heavy rain and high winds in the aftermath of Storm Debi.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for thunderstorms in the south, covering places such as London, Brighton, Portsmouth, Oxford and Canterbury, that lasts until 3pm on Tuesday.

The wet and windy weather comes in the wake of Storm Debi, which cleared away from the UK on Tuesday morning.

The storm left 100,000 homes on the island of Ireland without power and caused heavy deluges of rain across the UK.

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In the north of England, heavy flooding caused the railway station at Carnforth, Lancaster, to close until midday on Tuesday, while ScotRail implemented blanket speed reductions across its services.

There were also reports of trees being downed, including one in Tower Hamlets, London.

By 1pm on Tuesday, the Environment Agency had 12 flood warnings in place, meaning flooding is expected, with 100 lesser flood alerts also active, meaning flooding is possible.

Cars and lorries drive through heavy rain on the M20 in Ashford, Kent. A week's worth of rain could fall in just a few hours across parts of the UK on Tuesday as wet weather continues to batter the country. Picture date: Tuesday November 14, 2023. (Photo by Gareth Fuller/PA Images via Getty Images)
Cars and lorries drive through heavy rain on the M20 in Ashford, Kent. (PA Images via Getty Images)
People walk in the rain near the Home Office in central London. A week's worth of rain could fall in just a few hours across parts of the UK on Tuesday as wet weather continues to batter the country. Picture date: Tuesday November 14, 2023. (Photo by James Manning/PA Images via Getty Images)
People walk in the rain near the Home Office in central London. (Getty Images)
London, UK. 14 November 2023. Pedestrians with umbrellas on Westminster Bridge during heavy rain showers . The Met Office has issued  a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, heavy rain and severe gale-force winds across London and southern England, as Storm Debi hits parts of the UK..Credit: amer ghazzal/Alamy Live News
A pedestrians with an umbrella on Westminster Bridge during heavy rain showers. (Alamy)

Areas of concern included the River Severn in Gloucester and the River Eden in Cumbria.

Met Office meteorologist Marco Petagna said “heavy and potentially thundery showers” will move eastwards across the south of England.

“We could see 15 to 20mm, almost an inch, of rain across some southern counties of England combined with fairly gusty winds as well,” he said.

“A week’s worth of rain could fall in an hour or two in that warning area and you could see wind speeds of 40 to 50mph.

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“If you are in that warning area, it is going to be quite tricky. Allow extra time to travel and keep tuned to the forecast overnight.

“If you are out and about, take extra care and be prepared to see thundery showers.”

A “very active” jet stream has been the cause of much of the wet weather, Petagna said, as he warned it shows “no sign” of stopping in the next week.

He warned that much of the UK is “in the firing line”, with “pretty unsettled” weather expected over the next week.

Despite the wet weather, fairly normal temperatures for this time of year of 9 to 12C are expected.

Yahoo News UK looks at what the weather will be like in your region this week according to the Met Office forecast.

North East

Tuesday and Wednesday

Staying unsettled on Tuesday with further showers or longer spells of rain throughout the day. The rain will be locally heavy at times.

On Wednesday, cloudy with outbreaks of rain, locally heavy, especially during the morning. Rain gradually easing through the afternoon.

Thursday to Saturday

Mostly dry and bright on Thursday and Friday, perhaps a few coastal showers. Dry at first on Saturday before wet and windy weather spreads eastwards. Staying mild throughout.

Brighton, November 13th 2023: Storm Debi battering the seafront at high tide in Brighton this morning Credit: Andrew Hasson/Alamy Live News
Storm Debi battering the seafront at high tide in Brighton. (Alamy)

North West

Tuesday and Wednesday

Sunshine and showers expected through much of Tuesday, with a risk of thunder and hail. Maximum temperature 12°C.

Breezy start to Wednesday though winds tending to ease by the afternoon.

Thursday to Saturday

Unsettled on Thursday with rain and strengthening winds possible. Brighter on Friday and largely dry, before turning unsettled and wet again on Saturday. Normal temperatures for the time of year.

A flooded road in Cookstown Co. Tyrone as Storm Debi swept across Ireland. Heavy winds and fallen trees have been reported across the country as local authorities begin to assess the damage as Storm Debi sweeps across the island of Ireland. Picture date: Sunday November 13, 2022. (Photo by Claudia Savage/PA Images via Getty Images)
A flooded road in Cookstown in Co Tyrone in Northern Ireland. (PA)

South West

Tuesday and Wednesday

Heavy downpours with squally winds, and thunder and lightning on Tuesday. Maximum temperature 13°C.

A much brighter day on Wednesday, perhaps the odd shower to start, then dry with plenty of sunshine during the afternoon.

Thursday to Saturday

Unsettled on Thursday with rain and strong winds possible. Brighter on Friday and largely dry, before turning unsettled and wet again on Saturday. Normal temperatures for the time of year.

London and the South East

Tuesday and Wednesday

An organised band of squally showers on Tuesday, with hail and thunder moving eastwards. Becoming drier and brighter, with sunny spells through the afternoon. Maximum temperature 13°C.

Largely dry with sunny spells for many on Wednesday, with perhaps a few isolated showers.

Thursday to Saturday

Dry at first, before wet and windy weather moves eastwards Thursday. Drier and brighter Friday, with lighter winds. Further wet and windy weather likely to move eastwards Saturday. Becoming milder.

Newquay Cornwall, UK. 13th Nov, 2023. Storm Debi lashes coastal areas of West Britain, Towan beach, Newquay Cornwall, UK. 13th Nov, 2023. Credit: Robert Taylor/Alamy Live News
Storm Debi lashes against Towan beach, Newquay, Cornwall. (Alamy)

East Midlands

Tuesday and Wednesday

There will be a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers on Tuesday. Maximum temperature 12°C.

Rather cloudy on Wednesday, with further showers or longer spells of rain, locally heavy, moving slowly eastwards throughout the day.

Thursday to Saturday

Dry at first, before wet and windy weather moves eastwards Thursday. Drier and brighter Friday, with lighter winds. Further wet and windy weather likely to move eastwards Saturday. Becoming milder.

West Midlands

Tuesday and Wednesday

A mix of sunshine and showers expected through much of Tuesday, with more sunny spells on offer during the afternoon. Maximum temperature 13°C.

A much brighter day on Wednesday, perhaps the odd shower to start, then dry with plenty of sunshine during the afternoon.

Thursday to Saturday

Unsettled on Thursday with rain and strengthening winds possible. Brighter on Friday and largely dry, before turning unsettled and wet again on Saturday. Normal temperatures for the time of year.

Northern Ireland

Tuesday and Wednesday

A mixture of bright or sunny spells and scattered showers on Tuesday, some of these heavy. Moderate to strong southwesterly winds. Maximum temperature 11°C. Heavy showers will become more frequent through Tuesday evening and overnight.

On Wednesday, showers will linger along the north coast in the morning but otherwise mainly dry with prolonged sunny spells and easing winds.

Thursday to Saturday

A dry start on Thursday but rain soon arriving and persisting through the day. Sunshine and a few showers on Friday. Wet and windy Saturday morning, drier into the afternoon.

Brighton, United Kingdsom. 13th Nov, 2023. 13th November 2023. Winter storm DEBI crashing against Brighton Marina's walls during gale force winds gusting at 65 MPH. Credit: Leo Mason Alamy Live News
Storm Debi crashing against Brighton Marina's walls during gale force winds. (Alamy)

Wales

Tuesday and Wednesday

Scattered showers on Tuesday afternoon, with more sunny spells developing. Still rather breezy, mainly around coasts and over hills. Feeling mild in sheltered spots. Maximum temperature 13°C.

Wednesday will be a much brighter day, perhaps the odd shower to start, then dry with plenty of sunshine during the afternoon.

Thursday to Saturday

Unsettled on Thursday with rain and strengthening winds possible. Brighter on Friday and largely dry, before turning unsettled and wet again on Saturday. Normal temperatures for the time of year.

Scotland

Tuesday and Wednesday

It will be rather cloudy with showers or longer spells of rain throughout Tuesday, heavy at times.

Some light rain continuing at first on Wednesday but becoming drier by midday.

Thursday to Saturday

Mostly dry with sunny spells on Thursday and Friday, perhaps the odd shower. Turning wet and windy on Saturday.