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Met Office issues severe weather warning for Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire and other parts of east and south east England could be battered with heavy rain and ..

By admin , in Cambridge , at April 26, 2018

Cambridgeshire and other parts of east and south east England could be battered with heavy rain and strong winds this weekend.

The gale force winds could cause travel chaos from Sunday (April 29) night through Monday (April 30).

We could even see snow when temperatures plunge during the worst of the conditions, although it is unlikely to accumulate.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning that includes south east and eastern England from 9pm on Sunday and all day on Monday.

The severe weather will bring several inches of rain and high winds that could cause flooding and damage to buildings.

The official Met Office alert advises that the downpours could cause difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

Get ready for wet weather and gale force winds on Sunday (April 29) (Image: Met Office)

The alert reads: “A period of heavy rain will affect first south-eastern England and then parts of East Anglia on Sunday evening, lasting through much of Monday.

“Although there is much uncertainty in these rainfall totals and how far west the heaviest rain will occur, accumulations of 25-40 mm are possible, and 50-70 mm in places during this period.

“The heavy rain will be accompanied by strong to gale force northerly winds, and it will be cold enough to produce some snow on high ground such as the North and South Downs, although this is unlikely to settle.”

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Meanwhile, Britain could be heading for a cooler-than-usual summer with three months of below-par temperatures and frequent spells of wet weather predicted.

Long-range forecasts for the three months from May, indicate below average values for the UK until the end of July, with a chance of higher-than-average rainfall amounts.

A prolonged period of cooler, wetter weather is expected for the UK and north-west Europe, while the south-east of the continent enjoys more warm and dry conditions, according to respected global forecasters.

Dr Todd Crawford, chief meteorologist at The Weather Company, ​owners of The Weather Channel, ​said Spring had finally arrived but temperatures would remain below-normal for the time of year.

Dr Crawford said: “The very cold stretch of weather observed in late February and through March has finally relented in April, as spring has broken out in most areas.

“As we head into late spring and early summer, it appears that a cooler and wetter pattern will re-emerge across northern and western Europe, with unusually warm and dry conditions continuing in the south-east.”

Changeable conditions are forecast to continue in much of the UK for some time with occasional spells of warmer weather predicted.

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