HEAVY rain is set to batter London and the South over the coming days during a weekend of sunshine and showers.

The Met Office has been spending a rainy few days in the South as yesterday's wild and windy weather lingers into Saturday.

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  Sunshine and showers are the order of the day for Saturday, this is the Met Office graphic for 4pm shows

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Sunshine and showers are the order of the day for Saturday, this is the Met Office graphic for 4pm showsCredit: Met Office
  Brits are set for a rainy night on Friday

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Brits are set for a rainy night on FridayCredit: Ventusky.com
  There are currently six flood warnings and 30 flood alerts in place across the UK

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There are currently six flood warnings and 30 flood alerts in place across the UKCredit: gov.uk

The unsettled conditions come just hours after severe weather warnings were lifted for parts of Scotland, Wales and Northern England.

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkhill said, "It's a weekend of sunshine and showers in many northern parts, and further south.

"We've got showers feeding into Scotland first thing, a drier, clearer start in the east of Scotland but it could have been chilly with clear skies overnight.

"In southern parts of England and Wales we'll have a wet start to the day [Saturday]That's because of a front that's lingering across southern parts, that's not going anywhere especially fast.

"It's going to stay south, bringing a lot of rain here."

In southern parts of England and Wales we'll have a wet start to the day, that's because of a front that's lingering across southern parts, that's not going anywhere especially fast.

Alex Burkhill, Met Office meteorologist

The UK was blasted with rain on Friday, with severe "yellow" warnings for downpours in place across western Scotland as well as Manchester, Leeds and Sheffield.

Heavy rain and 40mph battered the country in the latest bout of bad weather.

There are still six flood warnings and 30 flood alerts in place across the UK, mainly concentrated in the South West, Midlands and Northern England.

But it's not all doom and gloom, with some sunshine and warm temperatures warming up spots across the country.

Speaking about Saturday's weather, Mr. Burkhill continued: "We're going to see some bright, sunny spells in many Northern parts of the UK, and we do not want too bad temperature wise, especially in the Lincolnshire area we could get to highs of 16C, maybe 17C.

"It wants to be a bit chillier further north, and quite a chiller under that rain in the south."

The wet weather is set to continue in England and Wales on Saturday night, with a wet and cloudy start due on Sunday too.

Sunday wants to see a mix of showers and sunshine, especially in Scotland.

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  Powerful waves crash into the pontoon alongside the Brighton Palace Pier on Friday

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Powerful waves crash into the pontoon alongside the Brighton Palace Pier on FridayCredit: London News Pictures
  A pensioner navigates the rain at Preston, Lancs

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A pensioner navigates the rain at Preston, LancsCredit: Alamy Live News
  Walkers are bracing themselves in heavy winds and rain in Exmouth, Devon

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Walkers are bracing themselves in heavy winds and rain in Exmouth, DevonCredit: Apex News


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