BBC Weather: Flood warning issued as month of rain threatens to fall on Britain today

BBC Weather: Heavy showers forecast with risk of flooding

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BBC Weather’s Matt Taylor has forecast up to 70mm of rainfall in eastern England on Tuesday with temperatures in the mid-teens. The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning covering central England which will stay in place until midnight. Mr Taylor said: “The heavy rain across England, there will be an odd rumble of thunder and flash of lightning.

“You’ll notice some rain across western parts of Wales, England, and Scotland.

“That will start to phase out in the afternoon but rain is pushing northwards across a good part of England.

“Some of the highs of the rainfall totals will be in the East Midlands, Lincolnshire towards the south and east Yorkshire.

“One or two spots could see as much of 50mm to 70mm of rainfall, that’s roughly a month’s worth of rain hence that flooding risk.

“Where you’ve got that rain today it will feel fairly cool.

“Temperatures will be in the mid-teens while in the west temperatures will be warmer in the early 20s.”

He added: “What we see tomorrow and into the middle part of the week is a little ridge of high-pressure building in.

“High pressure generally means dry weather. It’s not fully established, there will be one or two showers but for many, a better chance on some sunshine breaking through.”

UK weather: Met Office forecast rain and cloudy conditions

It comes as a “whirlwind” relative, a “quick-as-lightning” goalkeeper, and a daughter who “leaves a trail of destruction” are among friends, family members, and pets to feature in a new list of storm names.

More than 10,000 suggestions were submitted to the Met Office for the list of names for the strongest weather systems to hit the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands over the coming year.

The first storm of the year, which runs from September 2021 to the end of August 2022, will be called Arwen, a name thought to be of Welsh origin and popularised by JRR Tolkien’s Lord Of The Rings books.

Kim, Logan, Ruby, and Dudley are among the names put forward by the UK public and selected by the Met Office, along with Met Eireann and Dutch national weather forecasting service the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI).


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A Met Office spokesman said Kim was nominated in recognition of a “whirlwind” relative and a self-confessed weather watcher, while Logan, a name of Scottish origin, was nominated by several parents and grandparents, including a mention of a grandson who “runs through the house like a tornado” and another who is “as quick as lightning” when playing as a goalkeeper.

Ruby made the final cut after being nominated by a pet owner whose cat “comes in and acts like a storm” and a parent whose daughter “leaves a trail of destruction” when she enters the house.

Dudley fought off competition from seven other names beginning with D to top a poll on Twitter after being submitted by a couple who will share the last name of Dudley when they get married in 2022.

Other names on the list – which does not use names beginning with Q, U, X, Y, or Z – include Barra, Corrie, Eunice, Franklin, Gladys, Herman, Imani, Jack, Meabh, Nasim, Olwen, Pol, Sean, Tineke, Vergil, and Willemien.

The naming of storms – which is now in its seventh year in the UK, Ireland, and the Netherlands – aims to raise awareness of the potential impact of severe weather events and help people to stay safe and protect themselves and their property before the storm arrives.

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