Gales, Rain and Flooding to hit the UK, With Thousands of Umbrellas Set to Die

By Aatif Sulleyman on at

The weather in northern England and the south-east of Scotland is set to be even worse than usual this week, with forecasters warning of strong winds and heavy rain over Monday and Tuesday. Wind speeds could hit the 70mph mark in places, as areas of low pressure move across the country, and motorists have been warned to take extra care.

The worst of the weather is expected to be limited to Monday morning and evening, though the super-strength wind will return for a last hurrah on Tuesday. Monday afternoon should be relatively calm, and the rest of the week from Wednesday onwards will be wet, but far less gusty.

"The public should be aware of the risk," says the Met Office. "Much of the rain will be linked to the high ground of northern England with good shelter to the east. However, rivers are likely to rise in response to this rainfall and localised flooding is possible in the rain area as well as downstream in rivers flowing eastwards away from the Yorkshire Dales."

Better than the fog though, eh? Eh?

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