Wimbledon and British Grand Prix could be hit by rain today after North Wales got an early soaking

File picture of traffic driving in the rain on the A55 near Llanddulas
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Heavy rain is forecast which could affect Wimbledon and the British Grand Prix this afternoon, the Met Office said. Temperatures across the UK were below average for the time of year on Saturday by 2-3C, with a high of 21C being reached in Northern Ireland, the forecaster said.

Similar temperatures are expected today, along with heavy rain and the potential for disruption to Wimbledon and the British Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon. A yellow weather warning for rain had been issued for the North Wales and Merseyside areas between 4am and 10am earlier today but the rain is easing off now.

The heavy showers may have caused some travel disruption and flooding this morning across North Wales. But it will stay fairly warm with the highest temperatures of 17-19C.

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Met Office meteorologist Simon Partridge said: “There will probably be disruption to play across Wimbledon, mainly (on Sunday) afternoon." Fans at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone could also be affected.

BBC weather forecasters predict that sunshine on Monday morning will gradually be replaced by cloud and possibly the odd shower from the south. It will be overcast and unsettled on Tuesday as an area of heavy and persistent rain advances from the south through the day.

Some heavy downpours are likely in places. Staying unsettled on Wednesday with a mix of cloud, sunny spells and thundery showers. Near-average temperatures.

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