Weather forecasters predict a cloudy weekend for most as cold air from Europe will push north today (November 28). Temperatures will feel milder further down south with occasional drizzles of rain across central England. A flood alert has also bee issued for the north of England due to heavy rainfall earlier in the week.
- A flood alert is in effect for parts of northern England, including Yorkshire and the Lake District
- Conditions will remain “dull and damp” over the weekend with cloud coverage and occasional rain
- Mild temperatures will stick to the south of England with colder spells up north and in Scotland
The Met Office forecast for Saturday warns of dull and damp conditions over most of the country.
Dense cloud coverage will see patches of rain of Wales and central England, with more cloud spreading into Northern Ireland.
The national forecast for tonight reads: “Mostly cloudy for many and turning misty for much of England and wales.
“Colder with clearer skies across much of Scotland where isolated freezing fog patches develop later.”
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8.50am update: Met Office issues five day forecast
Conditions are expected to remain dull and cloudy heading into the week.
The Met Office said: “Most regions rather dull and cloudy. Brighter with sunny spells across northeastern Scotland and some sunny spells developing over parts of west Wales and southwest England too.”
Monday to Wednesday
The Met Office said: “Rain affecting all parts of the UK for a time on Monday and Wednesday, with a mostly dry and sunny interlude on Tuesday. Turning colder from the north on Wednesday.”
8.30am update: Flood alerts in effect for northern England
A flood alert has been issued and is in effect for Upper River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck and Derwent Water.
The Environment Agency warns heavy rainfall earlier in the week may affect low lying lands and roads in the Seatoller, Stonethwaite, Rosthwaite, Grange-in-Borrowdale and Derwent Water shoreline areas.
The alert reads: “High river and lake levels are possible on the River Derwent, Stonethwaite Beck, Watendlath Beck, Derwent Water and their tributaries.
“River and lake levels continue to recede and will do so as the weather improves over the coming days. We are closely monitoring the situation.”
8am: ‘Dull and damp’ weekend ahead, Met Office warns
The Met Office expects a cloudy weekend for most, with some sunshine in the north.
The forecaster tweeted: “A cloudy and dull and damp start for many #SaturdayMorning, with the best of the #sunshine across parts of Northern Ireland, southern Scotland and the far north of England.”
Clouds will most hand over England and Wales and will be thick enough for some patchy rain over Wales and central England.
The cloudy blanket is expected spread into Northern Ireland as the day progresses.