13:27 Monday 21 October 2013

Region set for a soaking with heavy rain forecast

Written byRICH GUTTRIDGE

Heavy rain and surface water Stapenhill Road Heavy rain and surface water Stapenhill Road

A WET week is in store for Burton and South Derbyshire, with more downpours to follow a soaking last 48 hours.

Experts are predicting little respite from the rain after hours of torrential rain on Sunday and Monday.

Heavy downpours are expected to continue until the weekend.

While there are currently no flood alerts in place for the region, weather experts are continuing to monitor the situation.

Around 15mm of rain fell in Burton and South Derbyshire on Sunday - equivalent to around a quarter of an average month’s rainfall, while hours of relentless downpours followed yesterday morning.

A Met Office spokesman said: “It’s going to be a wet week for much of the country, including Burton.

“There are fronts moving through one after the other, each bringing rain with them.

“At the moment we’re not predicting the worst of the weather in Staffordshire but there will be some heavy rain and blustery weather moving through.”

Thursday is set to bring an interlude to the torrent of rain, before it returns again heading into the weekend.

The Met Office spokesman continued: “The pattern will be showers moving through for much of the week and going into the weekend it’s still looking a bit unsettled, with Sunday looking particularly wet.”

During the wet spell, conditions are also expected to remain mild for the time of year.

The spokesman said: “Temperatures will stay mild through the week making it unseasonably warm.”

The Met Office also reined in suggestions that Britain was set for a bitterly cold winter, insisting it was too early to tell exactly what conditions would be like next months.

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