Heavy rain will continue across parts of northwest Wales, northern England and southern Scotland through Wednesday. This will gradually clear from the west overnight into Thursday, finally clearing southeast Scotland on Thursday morning. Spray and flooding on roads will make journey times longer. Bus and train services will also be affected with journey times taking longer. A few homes and businesses flooded. Strong winds are also expected which could add to the difficult travel conditions. This is an update to extend the warning area a little further over Lancashire and southeast Scotland as well as delaying the end time into Thursday morning.
Heavy and persistent rain is expected across parts of northwest Wales, northern England and southern Scotland on Wednesday before gradually easing during Wednesday night. Many places within the warning area will see 25-50 mm of rain, with around 100 mm possible over higher ground. Heavy rain will gradually clear eastwards during Wednesday night. Heavy rain will be accompanied by strong winds across many parts of the warning area.
Strong winds are expected to move east across England and Wales during Wednesday then gradually recede southeastwards on Wednesday night, finally easing from the southeast of England around dawn on Thursday. Some delays to road, rail, air and ferry transport are likely whilst outbreaks of rain, occasionally heavy, will add to the difficult travel conditions.
A widely windy day is expected across England and Wales with widespread gusts of 40-50 mph developing inland and some isolated 60 mph gusts possible. Over southern coastal areas and high ground gusts of 70 mph are possible, particularly over the mountains of Wales and Moors of southwest England on Wednesday morning and afternoon and then around coastal areas of the southeast of England overnight into Thursday.
An area of snow is expected to affect parts of northern Scotland on Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. Some roads and railways are likely to be affected with longer journey times by road, bus and train services. This is an update to bring forward the start time of the warning.
Snow is expected to develop across parts of Scotland early on Thursday. Snow is likely to become heavy and persistent for a time on Thursday morning before easing and pushing away eastwards during the early afternoon. 2-5 cm of snow is likely for many parts with 10 cm above around 250 m and up to 20 cm over the highest ground.