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London weather: Met Office forecast for rest of the week as city recovers from Storm Franklin

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London has been battling some turbulent weather recently after a record breaking three storms were named in just one week. Storm Eunice ripped through the UK leaving four people dead and only yesterday did Storm Franklin cause chaos to travel across the city. The worst of it does appear to be over by the Met Office has predicted that wet and windy conditions are still lingering today.

They said: “A cloudy but mostly dry start this morning, with light patchy drizzle possible. A band of light rain and gusty winds will move southeast from late morning, clearing into the afternoon. Some sunny spells from late afternoon. Maximum temperature 13 °C.”

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There are 1.4 million households still without electricity, some for up to 72 hours, after the storms – Dudley, Eunice and Franklin – while just under 30,000 remain without power as of yesterday afternoon and residents in some areas told to evacuate. The rest of the UK is facing tougher conditions with flood warnings issued across some parts of the country.

Forecaster Mark Wilson said: “It’s been an improving picture following a really bad start to the week, with strong winds due to Storm Franklin. Outbreaks of rain have been clearing off to the east, and some parts have been brighter but still windy, so not a great start, but it has improved.

“Overnight and in the early hours of Tuesday bands of rain and strong winds in the north of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland will begin to move, bringing scattered showers across many regions, including those which have already seen flooding. Although there won’t be a huge amount of rain and it will pass through quickly, further rainfall on top of the regions which have seen flooding is not helpful and could cause recovery to slow down massively.”

Below we take a look at the London weather forecast for the next five days as predicted by the Met Office.

Today:

A band of rain, heavy at first, accompanied by some strong winds in the north will move southeast and ease. Sunny spells and scattered showers following, some wintry over northern hills.

Tonight:

Further showers, wintry over hills, affecting the far north before merging into longer spells of rain. Clear spells further south with a rural frost.

Wednesday:

Frequent, blustery showers in the north, turning colder with snow to low levels by evening. Further south, sunny spells and isolated showers developing and feeling mild.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

Turning colder Thursday with sunny spells but also blustery wintry showers; frequent in the north and west. More settled thereafter, and dry away from hills and coasts in the northwest.

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