Today’s persistent rain could stay with us until at least 5pm, according to forecasts, and up to 30 to 40mm (one-and-a-half inches) is expected to fall over Derbyshire’s already saturated ground today.
A severe weather warning has been issued by the Met Office as a huge band of rain moves gradually north across the country, finally clearing away from Derbyshire this afternoon.
Although the rain will be relatively light today, compared to the heavy downpours we have been seeing during the stormy period of the last few days, there could be some isolated heavy spells, which has led to the Met Office’s prediction that up to 40mm could fall locally today.
After the rain moves away this evening, the skies should start to clear and give a bright, dry start to the dawn chorus, but more cloud and then more showers will move in through Friday morning, although not as heavy or persistent this time.
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Saturday, by comparison, will be a much better day. Calmer winds, clearer skies and some warm sunny spells and staying dry throughout, and Sunday will get off to a poor start, with morning showers and a stiff breeze, but improving through the day.
The picture should improve further through the early part of next week, becoming hot and humid by Wednesday, before more stormy weather looks set to arrive by Thursday.