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Met Office issues new warning for heavy rain and strong winds for Sunday
12:05pm Thursday 23rd January 2014 in News
THE Met Office has issued another 'yellow' warning for heavy rain and strong winds over the next few days.
A warning for heavy rain for Friday was issued yesterday and is valid from 12.10am until 11.45pm. Rainfall accumulations of up to 30mm are possible in some areas, with the potential for further flooding where the ground remains saturated.
A second warning from the Met Office has been issued for Sunday and is valid from 6am until 11.45pm on Sunday night.
The warning reads: "Another spell of wet and windy weather will cross the UK from the west during Sunday. Heavy rain and strong winds are likely to affect many parts for a time with further flooding possible in prone areas such as Northern Ireland, South Wales and parts of southern England.
"The public should be aware of the potential for disruption."
The chief forecaster said: "Another Atlantic frontal system is forecast to cross the UK during Sunday. Rainfall accumulations of over 20 mm are expected in many western parts, with the greatest risk of flooding in southwestern areas along with Northern Ireland.
"Strong winds are also expected. Gales are likely, especially along exposed coasts, with gusts of 50 to 60 mph."
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