BBC Weather: Carol Kirkwood forecasts heavy rain

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This month has already been full of windy and wet weather. So far, May has been “wetter than average” for this time of year, with 2.7 inches of rain falling in the first 17 days of this month. And it seems there is more yet to come, as the Met Office issued a yellow weather warning for wind from 6pm on Thursday, which runs until 9pm on Friday.

The national forecaster warned “windy weather may lead to some travel disruption and, perhaps, damage to temporary outdoor structures”.

The rain will move northeast on Thursday, turning heavy in some western areas which will also see gales in coastal regions.

Ares by the sea are expected to be affected by spray and large waves, while the MEt Office warns there could be some delays to road and rail travel this week.

The alert is in place across a swathe of the south of England, along with parts of Wales. You can find a full list of areas affected below.

“Inland, gusts up to 45 to 50mph are expected at times whilst over coasts and hills gusts will reach as much as 55 to 60mph. These high winds then slowly ease from the west later on Friday.”

Find the latest Met Office warnings on the forecaster’s website.

Where is the Met Office weather warning in place for?

East of England

  • Essex
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Thurrock

London & South East England

  • Brighton and Hove
  • East Sussex
  • Hampshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kent
  • Medway
  • Portsmouth
  • Southampton
  • West Sussex

South West England

  • Bath and North East Somerset
  • Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole
  • Bristol
  • Cornwall
  • Devon
  • Dorset
  • Gloucestershire
  • Isles of Scilly
  • North Somerset
  • Plymouth
  • Somerset
  • South Gloucestershire
  • Torbay
  • Wiltshire


  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Monmouthshire
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Powys
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan

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