Britain battered by wind and rain


Parts of Britain have been hit with wet and windy weather

Parts of Britain have been battered by high winds and heavy rain.

Wales and northern England were worst affected, especially in mountainous areas.

The wettest place was north Wales, with 61mm of rain falling in Lake Vyrnwy from 6am-6pm. Some 45mm was recorded in Capel Curig in Snowdonia.

The rain also interrupted League One football as Notts County’s match at Tranmere Rovers was abandoned because of a waterlogged pitch in Merseyside.

The highest winds of the day were recorded at Aberdaron, a coastal area of north-west Wales, where gusts reached 78mph.

Brendan Jones, a forecaster with Meteogroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said the areas with the worst rain had also experienced the highest winds.

The parts of the UK south of Manchester saw gales of 40-50mph at their peak, he added.

The recent weather conditions have been caused by several areas of low pressure from the Atlantic.

The band of heavy rain will move northwards on Sunday, causing a wet start to Wales and northern England.

Southern Scotland, Northern Ireland and northern England will experience rain for most of the day, but winds are not expected to be as strong as in previous days.

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