Shropshire Star

Remnants of Hurricane Lee set to give a soaking to some heralding autumn's arrival

Weather systems making their way across the Atlantic - including the remnants of Hurricane Lee - are set to see autumn arrive with a vengeance this week.

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Shropshire missed the worst of the widespread disruption from over the last 36 hours and there are currently no weather warnings in place for the county although Wales has been forecast to get a battering on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Steve Willington from the Met Office, said: “The weekend’s severe thunderstorms and heavy rainfall, and their associated impacts, have marked a transition between the heat of last week and the more Atlantic-dominated weather in the forecast for the coming week.”

Forecasters say Tuesday and Wednesday will see rain and windier conditions spread from the west across most parts of the UK, marking a return to more traditional autumnal weather.

This rainfall – associated with the remnants ex-Hurricane Lee – will be heaviest and most persistent across parts of Wales and northwest England.

Some surface-water and river flooding is possible in these areas, with a yellow weather warning in force for much of Tuesday and Wednesday.

Later in the week, heavy showers and thunderstorms are expected in places during Thursday and Friday.

David Oliver, from the Met Office, added: “Although the forecast contains the potential for further thundery showers later in the week, these are not expected to be of the magnitude of those seen over the weekend, but some localised impacts should be expected.”

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