WEATHER warnings remain in place for several parts of Britain amid heavy rainfall which threaten flooding and travel disruptions across the weekend.
The Met Office has issued five yellow warnings for downpours in mostly western areas, with a more serious amber warning current for south Wales.
Some areas could see almost eight inches (200mm) – twice the normal rainfall for February.
“As well as heavy rain, strong to gale force southerly winds will be an additional hazard through Saturday,” the warning says.
There is a “good chance” some communities in the region will be cut off by flooded roads, while power cuts and delays and cancellations to train and bus services are likely.
But despite the warnings, a plume of warm air from Spain will see temperatures surge this weekend with possible highs of up to 17C.
Met Office Chief Meteorologist Neil Armstrong said: “For the past week the UK has been in a very cold airmass with temperatures well below average.
“This will change through the weekend as milder air moves in.”
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