It wrote: “Looking slightly ahead into the beginning of May, the unsettled theme is likely to continue as Atlantic weather systems bring further bands of rain across to many areas, particularly in the south and the west of the UK.
“Although the southwest is most likely to see the wettest of these conditions, there should still be some brighter and showery spells in between these frontal systems.
“It is expected to be windy at times, especially around the south and west coasts.
“Temperatures should remain around average, but with the potential for some warmer days in the east.
A wet gray, miserable day on Brighton seafront (Image: Adam Gerrard / Daily Mirror)
“Towards the end of this period, although confidence is low, there are some signs that more settled conditions may return. “
A spokesman for the Met Office
said today is when Brits can expect temperatures to plummet with heavy rain.
They said: “It will be chilly and cloudy with spells of rain, which will turn heavy at times, across Wales and southern and central England.”
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Oli Claydon from the Met Office said it would be “unsettled and turning much cooler even into next week”.
But he added: “With it being spring there will be spells when it will be brighter and calmer. It is a bit of a mixed bag, which is to be expected at this time of year.”
Eight flood alerts have also been issued by the Environment Agency for central England.
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