UK WEATHER: Met warn people to tie down garden furniture

A risk of high winds have led to the Met Office issuing advice for people to tie down garden furniture.

UK WEATHER: Met warn people to tie down garden furniture. The country has experienced a wetter than normal May so far with 70mm of rain falling in the first 17 days. More rain is forecast with high winds. Although wet it hasn’t beating the record which was set in 1967 when 131.7mm of rain fell across the UK.

Heavy showers have been prevalent in London and the South East this week with hailstorms yesterday. Rain will move across the country from today with more bad weather expected on Thursday. Weather presenter Nazaneen Ghaffar said “Most places will have a clear and chilly night with a local grass frost again.

However, through the early hours heavy rain and strengthening winds will spread to Ireland, Northern Ireland, the west of Wales and southwest England. Tomorrow will become increasingly unsettled for most places as the heavy rain and strong winds spread across the rest of the UK.

The strongest winds look to be across the South with gales or severe gales across coastal regions of Wales and southern England.” Due to low pressure strong winds will batter the West of the country.

Craig Snell from the Met Office said “We’re expecting in the South West and the South Wales coasts gusts reaching 60mph.

Inland, potentially 40-50mph. This time of year, with the trees in full leaf, it could potentially bring some small branches down and because there’s a lot more outdoor furniture, we advise people that it is a bit vulnerable to strong winds and to tie it down. We have had a wetter than average May, we can safely say that. It’s certainly going to end up being quite a wet month.”

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