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Map shows flood warnings in UK following Storm Kathleen

Flood warnings remain in place following persistent rain in parts of the country.

Porthcawl, South Wales, UK.  6 April '24.  UK weather: Enormous waves along the coast this afternoon, caused by Storm Kathleen
Enormous waves along the coast this weekend caused by Storm Kathleen. (Alamy)

Flood warnings are in place for some parts of England after days of wet weather lashed the country.

More than 200 people were evacuated from a holiday park in West Sussex on Tuesday after the River Arun burst its banks. A yellow weather warning for rain came into force on Wednesday, covering western areas of Scotland – with forecasters warning of “very heavy and persistent” rain throughout the day.

Thursday had been forecasted as a drier and milder day, according to the Met Office – but days of wet weather has seen the Environment Agency issue 19 flood warnings, meaning flooding is expected. West Hampshire, Tewkesbury and the Wylye Valley are among the areas affected.

Another 102 flood alerts are in place – meaning flooding is possible. Affected areas include Newmarket and south-east London.

Flood alerts and warnings for England on Thursday. (Environment Agency)
Flood alerts and warnings for England on Thursday. (Environment Agency)

Heavy rain battered parts of the UK on Wednesday, particularly Northern Ireland, northwestern England and western areas of Scotland, but much of central England and Wales experienced a milder day.

More rain is expected in western and north-western parts of the country later on Thursday Evening. However, drier and milder weather is generally expected in the run-up to the weekend, according to forecasts.

More rain is expected in some parts of the country later on Thursday night. (Met Office)
More rain is expected in some parts of the country later on Thursday night. (Met Office)

Yahoo breaks down what the weather will be like for each region of the UK.

London and the South East


  • Thursday

Cloudy with outbreaks of light rain before turning dry and bright. Feeling warm. Maximum temperature 19C.

  • Friday

Cloudy start but staying dry with sunshine developing in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 19C.

South West


  • Thursday

Cloudy with patchy light rain or drizzle. Occasional cloud breaks possible. Mild and breezy. Maximum temperature 17C.

  • Friday

Mostly dry bit cloudy with some drizzle. Mild in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 17C.

Midlands


  • Thursday

Dry and bright with sunny spells developing in the East Midlands. Warm in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 20C.

Largely dry and bright in the West Midlands. Lighter winds. Maximum temperature 19C.

  • Friday

Staying dry with sunshine developing in the East Midlands. Breezy and warm. Maximum temperature 18C.

A cloudy start followed by plenty of sunny spells in the West Midlands. Maximum temperature 17C.

North East


  • Thursday

Dry and bright with lots of sunshine in the afternoon. Feeling warm. Maximum temperature 18C.

  • Friday

A grey and damp start but followed by dry and sunny spells in the east. Patchy drizzle possible on higher ground. Maximum temperature 16C.

North West


  • Thursday

A dry and bright afternoon after a drizzly start. Feeling warm in the sunshine. Maximum temperature 18C.

  • Friday

Cloudy and damp in the north but bright and sunny spells developing elsewhere. Less mild. Maximum temperature 15C.

Scotland


  • Thursday

Dry and brigh with plenty of sunshine and much warmer than in previous days. Outbreaks of rain in the evening. Maximum temperature 17C.

  • Friday

Cloudy with some rain throughout the day. Staying mild. Maximum temperature 15C.

Northern Ireland


  • Thursday

Dry but cloudy with sunnier spells developing. Rain by late afternoon. Maximum temperature 17C.

  • Friday

Dry and bright spells developing throughout the day before rain arrives in the evening. Maximum temperature 15C.

Wales


  • Thursday

Mild and cloudy with some brighter spells by the afternoon. Rain in the evening. Maximum temperature 17C.

  • Friday

Cloudy with rain or drizzle in the morning. Brighter in the afternoon. Maximum temperature 16C.