BBC Weather: Heavy rain breaks records as sleet and snow to hit UK

Weather: BBC warns of continued heavy rain across the UK

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Transport delays and flooding is expected as 65mph winds and heavy rain lash the UK, forecasters say. The Met Office has imposed a fresh yellow wind warning for Wales, saying there will be a “spell of squally” winds from 7pm on Thursday. Ms Willetts said: “We’ve had more rain today and adding to the total’s that already made it a record-breaking month in Scotland and in southern parts of England with many places having a month’s rain or more.

“Today’s rain has added to those amounts.

“Tomorrow will have just a window of slightly drier weather but not for long.

“Rain from the west will be heavy with hail and thunder and sleet and snow over the tops of the mountains.

“Just a few places in the south will escape altogether and temperatures will still be around average for the time of year from 9C to 14C.

“This weekend the weather fronts rush in again as November is still not finished with its rain.

“Saturday brings the rain and the strengthening winds with gales accompanying it.

“For most of us it’s going to be another dollop of unwanted rainfall as we go through the weekend.”

It comes after similar warnings were in place across huge swathes of southern to north-west England until 7pm as well as in Northern Ireland and Scotland during the afternoon.

BBC Weather: Rain warning for UK with thundery downpour

They all warn of delays to transport, flooding and power cuts, while those in coastal areas may see large waves and spray.

Thunder and lightning could also occur in parts of England and Wales.

Flood warnings were in place for Beaulieu, and Langstone and Emsworth in Hampshire.

The Met Office said of the latest warning in Wales: “A further spell of squally south to southwesterly winds is expected this evening, with strongest gusts likely to occur near heavy showers and thunderstorms.

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“Winds are likely to gust to 55-65 mph at times, especially around coasts which may lead to some disruption and large waves.”

Powys County Council said a “mini tornado” brought down several trees causing the A470 between Builth Wells and Erwood to remain closed until Friday afternoon.

The Severn Bridges are also closed in both directions.

The Met Office also said: “A narrow band of rain, heavy at times and briefly intense with a chance of lightning, will move eastwards late on Thursday morning and into the afternoon, clearing Cornwall and west Wales during the morning and Kent during the evening.”

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