Weather warning for Bank Holiday

THE MET Office has updated their yellow weather warning for rain in the South West.

This could result in flooding in some areas.

Don't let the current sunshine lull you into a false sense of security for the bank holiday - the Met Office has today issued a heavy rain warning for the east of England on Sunday and Monday.

For most areas, the chief forecaster's assessment said: "Skies will brighten following a band of showery rain, though rising temperatures will cause heavy showers to develop".

On Saturday, the warm conditions peaked at 27C (80.6F) in Weybourne, Norfolk, and Sunday saw temperatures in the low 20s, the Met Office said.

The heat comfortably outstripped the average for late May, a spokesman added, which tends to linger between 16C (60.8F) and 18C (64.4F) in England and Wales. Some torrential thundery outbreaks are likely in places, leading to some localised flooding, especially on the roads where some travel disruption may occur. Lightning strikes are also possible, which bring a chance of power cuts.

  • Carolyn Briggs