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Blustery showers to dampen UK on Wednesday and Thursday

A slow-moving depression will cause blustery showers across the United Kingdom on Wednesday and Thursday.

The strongest winds are expected in Northern Ireland, Wales and Southern England where frequent gusts of 30-40 mph (50-65 km/h) are expected both days.

Accompanying the winds will be frequent showers and local downpours throughout the entire U.K.

While flooding is not expected, any downpours combined with strong winds will cause slower travel and may result in rail and flight delays.

Showers will be most widespread on Wednesday and on Thursday afternoon.

The combination of showers, thick clouds and gusty winds will cause it to feel chilly at times, especially at night and during the morning.

Another depression will approach on Friday continuing the threat for showers; however, there will be less wind than previous days.

Showers are expected to continue into the weekend, dampening any outdoor plans, including the Grand National, taking place place at Aintree Racecourse in Merseyside, England, on Saturday.

The three-day festival, which includes 21 races and other entertainment, will endure frequent showers with a daily high temperature near 10 C (50 F) from Thursday into Saturday.