BBC Weather meteorologist Matt Taylor warned a new wave of heavy rain will be moving in across the UK following a bright and dry start of the week. Mr Taylor said a chilly morning will give way to a band of rain travelling eastwards from the Atlantic, threatening Wales and northwest England with new floods and rising rivers. The BBC forecaster said: “Many of you will not have clear skies later so enjoy it this morning where we’ve got clear skies across many parts of the country.
“Chilly and bright start because at the end of the day the cloud builds its way in and it’s looking a great deal wetter and breezier for just about all.
“This lump of cloud is what will bring the rain in later, which means some will last through the night into tomorrow. It’s approaching to the west of Ireland at the moment, clear skies for most as we start the day.
“There’s a few showers in western Scotland, northern England, the Midlands, pushing towards East Anglia – they will gradually clear but some of you may see just a bit of rain on your way to work this morning.
“Then sunshine for many before the rain arrives in Northern Ireland later this morning and then spills into the afternoon across western Scotland, Wales and into the western half of England. The wind picking up as well but it’s going to gradually bring in something milder. Temperatures around 9C to 11C.”
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Mr Taylor continued: “For the journey home later on, it’s only really Shetland and parts of East Anglia that stay dry during the evening rush hour.
“The rain will spread among most parts of the UK, the most persistent of the rain will be across parts of northwest England and western areas of Wales.
“That could give rise to some minor flooding, river levels will rise again over the next day or two.”
The Met Office has issued yellow warnings for rain that will remain in place from 6pm on Monday until midnight on Wednesday.
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Areas that will be affected include Swansea, Rhayader and Bridgend in Wales.
The BBC Weather forecaster added: “There’s some clear skies overnight to the east of high grounds and maybe a touch of frost in northeast Scotland.
“A frosty start to tomorrow morning and that’s because coming our way is this wedge of much milder air denoted by the yellow colours.
“Weather fronts tangled in amongst it so it’s not going to be a completely dry day tomorrow, even if it is a fairly mild one for many.
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“We’ll see some sunshine at times across Northern Ireland, some heavy showers though.
“Most persistent rain across western parts of Wales and a lot of cloud still with rain in southern counties of England and Wales throughout the day.”
The Met Office has also warned drivers to be careful on the roads due to flooding.
The warning said: “Homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings. Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.
“Some communities may be cut off by flooded roads. Possible power cuts and loss of other services to some homes and businesses.”
The Environment Agency also issued 22 food warnings for today across the UK.
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