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UK WEATHER Rain for most of october severe weather warning for Monday

Britain will be soaked with another two weeks of rain after weekend downpours saw cars ploughing through flooded roads and river banks at bursting point.

The Met Office has issued a severe yellow rain warning that will last from midday to midnight tomorrow and stretch from Salcombe in Devon right up to Leeds. 

There are also 33 flood alerts and two more serious warnings that rivers could burst their banks and cause chaos from the Upper Ouse in Yorkshire down to Exmoor. 

This weekend large swathes of the UK have been battered by showers with roads in Essex pictured completely waterlogged.  

Unfortunately the rainy and unsettled weather appears set to continue throughout this month, with conditions only starting to improve in the final week of October. 

Tomrrow's weather warning will see over two inches of rain fall in some places and could mean major travel disruption on the roads and rail network, as well as homes being flooded and possible power cuts. 

This weekend large swathes of the UK have been battered by showers with roads in Essex pictured completely waterlogged

A Land Rover Defender is pictured almost entirely submerged in water as it desperately tries to get through in Billericay, Essex today 

Cities including Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, Oxford, London and Portsmouth are also within the affected area.

The Met Office said the wet weather will move northwards across much of England on Monday, with the heaviest rain forecast for the afternoon and evening.

While up to an inch (25mm) is likely to fall 'quite widely', some areas could see up to 2.3 inches (60mm), the Met Office said.

'This brings a risk of flooding and disruption, but the situation is uncertain, such that the likelihood of this across any given county is small,' the Met Office said.

The wet weather will follow an 'unsettled' Sunday across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, Met Office meteorologist Mark Wilson said.

Heavy rain is forecast for the Midlands, northern England and Northern Ireland, with some areas seeing up to 20mm fall throughout Sunday.

The Met Office has issued a severe yellow rain warning that will last from midday to midnight tomorrow and stretch from Salcombe in Devon right up to Leeds

Meanwhile, gusts of around 20mph to 30mph are forecast for East Anglia and the North East coast.

Mr Wilson said: 'It is looking pretty unsettled. Heavy rain across England, Wales and Northern Ireland will push northwards throughout the day.

'We have not got any weather warnings out [for Sunday], but the rain could cause [road] surface spray, so that could lead to some difficult driving conditions.'

Mr Wilson said the wet weather will push north throughout the day into southern Scotland.

It will be followed by drier weather moving up from the South and South West from the mid-afternoon, Mr Wilson said.

South-east England is forecast to see the warmest temperatures at 18C, while the north of England will see the coolest temperatures - between 11C and 12C.

Mr Wilson said the rain will 'ease' overnight on Sunday and will be followed by fog patches across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Despite more wet weather on Monday, Mr Wilson said there is an 'improving picture' for Tuesday, with temperatures reaching up to 16C.

He said while there will be some rain in Northern Ireland on Tuesday, it will be 'drier' for the rest of the UK. 

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