UK rain radar: When will it start raining in the UK today? Times will your area get rain

UK weather forecasters have predicted a bleak weekend for the country, as a blanket of rain is tipped to cause flooding. The Met Office has issued yellow weather warnings for wind, rain and thunderstorms. Some 25 flood warnings are also in effect, with the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency issuing 14 for Scotland, and the Environment Agency issuing 11 for England. The incoming weather has led some people to predict this August could be the wettest on record.

When will it start raining in the UK today?

The Met Office has placed a yellow warning for rain over the country from 12am this morning to 11.59 pm.

During this time, rain will descend in a band across the south-west coast from Penzance towards Belfast and up to Thurso on the Scottish east coast.

Some 30mm of rain could fall within a few hours in some places.

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According to the Met Office, the rain will come with strong gale-force winds.

They said: “A band of heavy rain, with some locally very heavy bursts, will continue to move northwards across northern England and Scotland during Friday.

“Within this band 10 to 15mm is widely expected, however, some places could see as much as 30mm in just a few hours.

“Some parts of northern and eastern Scotland may see 40 to 60mm of rain during this period.”

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“The rain will also be accompanied by strong winds, with gusts of 40 to 50mph possible across parts of western Scotland during Friday.

“Once the rain has cleared scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop.

“Many places will miss these, but where they do occur 10 to 20 mm is possible in one hour, with perhaps 30 mm in a few hours.”

In addition to the current wet weather warning is a wind alert for south and south-west of England, which is in effect from 3pm today.

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The yellow weather warning extends over England on Saturday up to Leeds, and a yellow thunderstorm warning is in place for Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The thunderstorm warning remains for the region on Sunday from 12am to 6am.

Bookmakers believe the latest weather patterns suggest August could lead to the wettest summer on record.

Ladbrokes currently has the chances of the wettest summer ever on odds of 5/6.

Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “The miserable weather doesn’t look like going away any time soon and we’ve slashed odds on a record-breaking wet summer as a result.”

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