More flooding for ‘washout’ half term after ‘wet and windy’ end to weekend

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Heavy rainfall is set to wreak havoc with half term plans in the week ahead as Brits prepare for another round of stormy weather.

Forecasters are predicting more unsettled weather just days after Storm Aurore caused major travel disruption, with locals in one village reporting being hit by an unconfirmed 'mini-tornado'.

Temperatures are expected to stay above average for this time of year however, with highs of 16C possible in the south today (Sunday 24) according to the Met Office.

Outbreaks of blustery rain will progress eastwards across the UK on Sunday, with some sunshine occasionally breaking through.

Sharp showers will then drift into the west, becoming more frequent later. Eastern, southern and central England will see patchy showers eventually clear by the evening.

Monday starts the week afresh with a new wave of hostile weather conditions, as hail and thunder are predicted to begin the first day of the school half term holidays.

Things will then take a turn for the worse from Tuesday onwards for parts of the country, with the Met Office outlook for Tuesday to Thursday reading:

"Rather unsettled with prolonged and, in places, heavy rain in the northwest. Mostly dry and bright in the southeast, although some rain possible here by the end of the week."

The Environment Agency has six flood alerts in place across the country, meaning flooding is possible.

Some of these are remain in place from Storm Aurore earlier in the week, with river levels still dangerously high in a number of areas.

With large swathes of the country facing a deluge of rain until the end of the month, bookies are now giving odds of 6/4 that October 2021 notches up a new record.

Jessica O'Reilly of Ladbrokes said: "Unfortunately it looks like the end of October is going to be a complete wash out and this month could well break some miserable weather records."

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