Heavy rain and plagues of locusts for the weekend

Courtesy of Met Office

I don’t think I’ve seen strong wind warnings for a named storm be outgunned by amber warnings for heavy rain, but I have now. All that’s missing from these amber warnings are plagues of locusts and the odd kitchen sink. February fill dyke is certainly living up to its name in 2020 with the Met Office expecting 120 to 140 mm of rain in a few of the wetter spots during Saturday and Sunday. I can see from these model inter-comparison charts that accumulations – which to be fair I think are accumulations from 12 UTC today – are well over 100 mm in south Wales.

Courtesy of wxcharts.com

They seem to have left the yellow warning of strong winds across England and Wales for Saturday and Sunday alone saying:-

Wind impacts are expected to be less severe but there is now a higher likelihood of these occurring.

Met Office

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