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27th Apr 2018

Britain braced for miserable weekend weather as heavy rain, battering winds and even snow expected to hit

RIP warmth, we hardly knew ye

Rich Cooper

After a few fleeting days of glorious sunshine, Britain looks to be heading back into wintery conditions this weekend.

Two yellow weather warnings have been issued for the East and South East of England, with heavy rain and wild winds expected to batter London, East Anglia and surrounding areas from Sunday evening through to late Monday night.

“Heavy rain is likely to affect much of eastern, southeastern and central England on Sunday night and Monday along with strong winds,” a statement on the Met Office website read.

The national weather service warned that “spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures,” noting that there may be a “slight chance of delays or cancellations to train and bus services” and “a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.”

As much as 70mm of rainfall could hit some parts of the country, with at least 25mm expected across most of the South East. Motorists are warned to take necessary precautions in the event of road closures due to flooding.

Temperatures will be significantly lower than last week, which saw the hottest April temperatures for Britain in recorded history, hitting 29C in some parts of the country.

The Pennines, the Lake District, and the Scottish Highlands could even see some snowfall, but forecasters are not expecting any significant disruption. Hail and sleet showers are also likely in places with higher elevation.

Looks like you’ll have to swap the shorts for a brolly once again. So sad.