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Advanced Weather Warning
A deep area of low pressure is expected to become the dominant feature of the weather across Britain and Ireland next week as it becomes slow-moving close to the northwest. We are expecting secondary systems to develop and circulate around the main centre, bringing spells of heavy and persistent rain at times.
Normally this wouldn't warrant an Advanced Weather Warning, but with strong winds also expected, then leaf fall will become a significant feature, blocking drains and run off. This combined with the hard, dry ground that currently exists in many areas following the record dry September will lead to an enhanced risk of localised flooding occurring in places next week as rainfall struggles to drain or soak away quickly.
Further updates will be issued nearer the time as details on where, when and how much rain will fall from these systems become clearer.