Flooding and power cuts are expected on Sunday as two inches of rain are set to fall “in a short time”, the Met Office has warned.
Britons will be hurt by a severe weather warning, as a deluge will hit the country after Saturday’s 23C sunshine.
Yellow weather warnings are in place for Sunday – as the Britons are set to be battered by torrential rains in September’s torrent.
There is a possibility of flooding, as well as cancellations and delays of public transport.
The Met Office has also warned that people in the affected areas can also expect power cuts and loss of other services while the country grapples with the deluge.
The forecaster said: “A band of rain and heavy, thunderstorms will gradually move eastwards from Sunday and move slowly over the highlighted area later in the day.
“Where these showers are slow-moving, 30 to 40 mm of rain can fall in a relatively short period of time, flooding surface waters and disrupting transport.”
Weather warnings are in effect for much of eastern England, as far as Newcastle reaching the south coast.
Meanwhile, the mercury soared during the last blast of summer yesterday.
And Saturday is set to be even better, with warmer temperatures than Far in Britain, Portugal, Madrid in Spain or Nice in France.
But people across the country should be prepared for more traditionally autumn scenes in the days to come.
It’s been a week of mixed luck for Britain’s weather.
And Alex Deakin of the Met Office says there is still “considerable uncertainty about the details” for this coming weekend.
He said: “The main three weather elements will be fog conditions in the morning, some heavy showers around – in fact, some big rain likely, but by no means all – and some warm sunshine around.”
And while “details are very elusive” for most of the country, it is far more certain for those in Wales and the south-west, who can expect “breaks of heavy rain”.
Mr Deakin said Saturday is likely to see some “good weather” amid “hit and miss” rain.
But Sunday will be wet for most of us.
“Actually, we are expecting some more clouds and some heavy rain on Sunday,” the meteorologist said.
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“Some big rain is possible. There could be a lot of rain in a relatively short period of time.”
However, in more bright news, the sunshine should return in the middle of next week.
Mr Deakin’s aide Aidan McGivern said the UK has been “warmer than average for the first half of September”.
He said: “Friday is very good weather to come in many places, with warm sunshine looming over much of eastern Scotland, England and Wales.
He admitted that we would face bad weather on Sunday, with a band of particularly rain that would “get very messy”.
Despite this, we will still see strange spots of sunshine – and Mr McGivern said: “It’s certainly not washing up everywhere.”
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