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UK: Rain Returns to Start New Week

As the new week begins, low pressure approaching from the Atlantic will spread rain across Great Britain. Residents heading to work Monday morning may want to grab the umbrella as rain will be likely at some point throughout the day.

The low pressure system that began to spread rain across Portugal and Spain Sunday will continue its march east towards the United Kingdom during the start of the week.

On Monday, spells of rain will spread across all of Great Britain, threatening to bring travel delays during the first part of the week.

While rainfall will not be particularly heavy, the combination of reduced visibility and low cloud will lead to slower travel on highways and delays at airports. Hill fog is also likely across the Midlands and Scottish Highlands. Cities from London to Manchester, Liverpool, Aberdeen and Belfast may all see delays through the first half of the week.

Rain amounts will largely be less than 13 mm (0.50 of an inch) on both Monday and Tuesday, giving two day totals of 6-25 mm (0.25-1.00 inch) across much of Great Britain.

To accompany the rain Monday, a moderate southerly wind will blow across much of the region. While this should bring little impact overall, it will bring help to lower AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures into the lower to middle teens Celsius (50s F).

Unsettled conditions will remain Tuesday across a large portion of the United Kingdom with further travel delays possible.

Conditions will finally begin to dry out Wednesday in southern areas, though rainy spell may still remain across Scotland and northern England.

While somewhat drier conditions will move into the United Kingdom during the second half of the week, meteorologists will be monitoring Hurricane Joaquin as the storm races across the northern Atlantic, possibly approaching the United Kingdom by Friday.