Much of the UK enjoyed warm temperatures and sunny skies this past weekend, and despite cautions not to head outside – many did. With the sun shining, on Mother’s Day, many Britons headed out to the seaside, parks and rural areas despite the Government warning to stay inside amid the coronavirus outbreak.

This week, more sunshine has shone across the UK – but elsewhere Met Office yellow weather warnings for rain are in place.

Rain is forecast to hit across the north and northwest this week, with cloudy and windy conditions.

Frost could form overnight according to the Met Office forecast for this evening.

Across Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there is a yellow weather warning in place for parts of Scotland.

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In place from 6pm on Monday until 12pm on Wednesday, the Met Office warns heavy and persistent rain could lead to impacts from flooding.

The weather forecaster warns to expect

  • Flooding of a few homes and businesses is likely
  • Bus services probably affected with journey times taking longer
  • Spray and flooding on roads probably making journey times longer
  • Some interruption to power supplies and other services is possible

The warning states rain will become heavy at times later on Monday and is likely to persist through Tuesday and the first part of Wednesday.

Through the whole period, two to three inches (50 to 75mm) of rain is likely quite widely.

In some places, four to five inches (100 to 125mm) is possible in places, mainly on higher ground.

As well as the heavy rain, very strong southerly winds will be an additional hazard.

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The warning spans across Na h-Eileanan Siar and Highlands.

Elsewhere, this week will be dry and sunny for much of England and Wales, feeling quite warm in some areas.

Instead of heading to the park or public areas, you could take time in the garden, on your balcony or walk your dog somewhere secluded where you’re not likely to run into other people.

The official guidelines ask people to remain six feet away from one another when out and about but avoid leaving home where possible.

Despite the warm weather across some of the UK, Britons are urged to heed the Government’s warnings and remain inside.

Met Office five day forecast

This Evening and Tonight

Most places dry with clear periods allowing a frost, but cloudier and windier across the far north and north-west with outbreaks of rain.

Rain will be heavy and persistent in far north-west Scotland.

Tuesday

Another dry and sunny day for much of England and Wales.

Feeling warm in the sunshine by afternoon. Further rain and strong winds in the far north and north-west.

Outlook for Wednesday to Friday

Settled across much of England and Wales, and very mild in places.

Cloud and rain across the northwest will sink slowly south-east through the week, introducing cooler conditions to all.

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