Flood warnings as millions of Brits brace for monster monsoon this weekend

Flood warnings are currently in place as a monster monsoon looks set to drench millions of Brits and possibly burst river banks this weekend.

The staggering rain front will engulf almost the entire country on Saturday (February 12) and Sunday (February 13), moving in from the west before dissipating as we head into next week.

The Met Office have now warned that, on Sunday, a heavy "band of rain" will sweep southward across the country, "with showers following into the northwest of Scotland".

They added: "Strong winds are expected too, especially around coasts, and temperatures will be mild for all."

Advanced weather maps from WX Charts lay bare the full extent of this weekend's deluge.

They show heavy bouts of rain in the North East and Wales on Saturday, which move to drench southern-central areas, London and the South East on Sunday.

According to WX Charts, parts of the North East can expect a whopping seven millimetres of rain on Saturday, with eight millimetres likely for those getting wet on Sunday.

They also reckon that snow will fall in the Scottish Highlands, with around 10 inches set to remain on the ground in mountainous regions.

With the onset of rain, the government have issued four flood alerts in England. It awaits to be seen whether that number will rise heading into the weekend.

They relate to the River Mersey near Bramhall, Stockport, Sale, Altrincham and Urmston, the River Severn in Shropshire, the Severn Vyrnwy confluence and areas around the Upper River Derwent.

For today, the Met Office say that temperatures will be chilliest in Scotland – where snow remains on the ground in places – and Northern Ireland, with the mercury hovering at around 5C to 6C there this afternoon.

Moving further south things will start to feel warmer as highs of 8C to 9C are expected in northern England and the Midlands.

East Anglia and Wales should hit around 10C, and southern-central England may reach as high as 13C.

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