Brits warned over 24-hour washout with ‘5 inches of rainfall in one day’

Brits are being warned over a 24-hour washout with the latest Met Office forecast.

There are two amber weather warnings in place for heavy rainfall which could lead to 120mm – 4.7 inches – of rainfall within 24 to 36 hours.

The Met Office states: "A spell of persistent and often heavy rain will affect much of Scotland during Tuesday and Wednesday.

"Rainfall accumulations of 40 to 60 mm are expected quite widely across the warning area with a few places possibly seeing 80-120 mm in a 24 to 36 hour period, although there still remains some uncertainty in peak totals."

Southern Scotland and north of Glasgow are expected to see the worst of the wet weather, with all of Scotland under a yellow weather warning.

Homes and businesses may flood and be damaged, and deep floodwater could cause danger to life.

Communities could also become cut off by flooded roads and stranded vehicles, the weather service adds.

Northern Ireland and parts of northern England are also warned of heavy downpours with yellow alerts issued from Tuesday into Wednedsay.

The severe warnings are in place from 12pm today until the same time tomorrow, bringing a 24-hour washout.

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Tuesday night will see outbreaks of rain continue across Northern Ireland and Scotland during the evening and spread into England and Wales.

Most of England will remain dry with clear spells.

The Met Office added: "Drier conditions will arrive from the west during the second half of Wednesday. Strong southerly winds are likely to accompany the rain."

The heavy rain is set to continue on Wednesday across Wales, south-west England, southern Scotland and northern England.

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The areas that will miss the floods and dreaded rain spells include eastern England and north-east Scotland, who will see sunshine instead.

Moving on to Thursday and Friday, it's mostly dry with some showers in the western parts of the UK.

Earlier in February, Brits suffered an 'extreme freeze' with blizzards, ice and snowfall.

But heavy rain is sweeping across the country in the last week of the month.

There are currently seven flood warnings in place, including in Hull, Scotland, east of England and Hereford.

Additionally, there are 59 flood alerts for southern, central and eastern England due to the expected weather.

The west midlands, particularly Manchester, as well as Hull and south Yorkshire, are set to see flooding as well.

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