BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood forecasts heavy rainfall
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Carol Kirkwood told BBC Breakfast there have been several weather warnings issued by the Met Office as a weather front begins to move across the UK to the north. An amber warning has been issued for Cumbria and southern Scotland with Ms Kirkwood revealing some parts of the Lake District saw a foot of rainfall in 36 hours. More yellow warnings have been issued for eastern parts of the UK as the population can expect windy and wet weather as they head into the weekend.
Speaking on BBC Breakfast, Ms Kirkwood warned the next few days will see very heavy rain with the Met Office issuing warnings for parts of the UK.
She explained: “The weather though is causing a lot of issues at the moment.
“The Met office has two amber weather warnings out for southwest Scotland and Cumbria for heavy rain.
“Amber weather warning means there’s an increased likelihood of impacts from severe weather.
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“So disruption to transportation and of course the very real risk of flooding.
“The Lake District in Cumbria in the last 36 hours has seen a foot of rain, that’s just over 304 millimetres.
“And it’s because of this weather front here.
“It’s been with us for a while now and it’s going to be with us yet as we go through the course of today.
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“So we could see further rainfall in the areas that are already being affected.”
Ms Kirkwood then dived into the weather specifics and said the weather front lingering over the UK will continue to move slowly across the south and out of the north.
She added: “So the rain will be heavier across northern England through Wales and will get into the Southwest through the day.
“You can see it moving across Northern Ireland and also central and eastern parts of Scotland.
“To the north of that, some brighter conditions with a few showers to the south of it.
“Still quite a bit of cloud around but largely dry, wherever you are it’s going to be windy but the gusty winds will be aimed towards the west.
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“Temperatures at 12 to 17C.
“As we head on to the [Thursday] evening overnight, you can see we still are looking at rain for a time in the same areas.
“If anything, rain edges a little bit further east but there will be some heavy showers following on behind once again.
“It’s going to be a windy night but it’s also still going to be a mild one.”
Ms Kirkwood then looked at Friday with more heavy showers forecasted making it a soggy beginning of the weekend.
She said: “[Friday] as we go through the course of the day, the first weather front that has been with us for a while starts to edge over towards the east.
“But you can see some heavy showers following on behind and through the day things will improve from the West.
“We will see some brighter conditions with some sunshine coming in, temperatures slipping just a little bit.”
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