BBC Weather forecast Friday will be a rather chilly day for most Britons as the persistent rain which has plagued the country in the past week is ushered out by strong northerly winds after amber "danger to life" warnings were issued for floods by the Met Office. BBC Weather meteorologist Matt Taylor said a few showers will still be present in Lincolnshire and the East Midlands but are expected to peter out as the day progresses to give way to steadier weather – albeit colder than before. Mr Taylor said: "Horrendous 24 hours across parts of northern England.
"Notice this rain band here, notice it sits in the same area throughout the entire period - that’s because at the south of it we have winds blowing in one direction, to the north of it they are blowing in the other direction. It just got stranded.
"At long last, northerly winds are starting to push that band away from those affected areas but not before they’ve dropped over a month’s worth of rain in the space of 24 hours. Sheffield, during the entire November period, usually only sees around 79mm - we’re well about that, that’s on top of what was a wetter-than-average October.
"So saturated grounds, more rain on top, that’s why we are seeing the flooding problems at the moment. Even though the rain is easing, some river levels will continue to rise through today."
A major emergency has since been declared in Sheffield after the River Don burst its banks overnight and three severe weather warnings remain in place for the north of England.
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After the cold start of the day, the BBC Weather forecaster said conditions will improve as sunshine takes over across most of the UK.
Mr Taylor continued: "Things are starting to improve but pretty cold start across the UK this morning away from our main area, we’ve got frost across parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland and parts of northern England.
"Also towards the southeast and East Anglia. You notice temperatures not as low where we’ve had the cloud and the rain.
"That rain still across the