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BRITAIN will be hit with plunging temperatures this week as heavy rain continues to batter parts of the country.

PUBLISHED: 04:30, Wed, Nov 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 04:30, Wed, Nov 18, 2020

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Temperatures are forecast to plunge down to as low as -2C on Thursday, according to WX Charts. The Met Office has a yellow weather warning for rain on Wednesday covering areas in Scotland.

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Rainfall could reach 150-200mm in a few locations in Scotland as the heavy downpours continue to drench parts of the UK.

The Met Office said: “Rain will persist throughout Tuesday and into Wednesday, turning heavy at times, with heaviest rainfall over high ground.

“By Wednesday afternoon 50-100 mm of rain will fall widely with 150-200 mm possible in a few locations over high ground.”

The Met Office explained that some transport services will be affected “with journey times taking longer”.

UK weather forecast mapBritain will be hit with plunging temperatures this week (Image: WXCHARTS)

UK weather forecast mapTemperatures are forecast to plunge down to as low as -2C on Thursday (Image: WXCHARTS)

It added: “There is a small chance that some communities become cut off by flooded roads.”

Wednesday is expected to start “pretty soggy” as a band of rain sweeps across the country.

Alex Deakin, Met Office meteorologist, said: “It will be a wetter day across Wales, western parts of England, Northern Ireland. All these areas starting pretty soggy in the morning.”

He added: “Much of eastern England and the Midlands will start dry but some showery rain will drift in here by lunchtime and then it turns wetter through the afternoon as a band of rain swings through.”

READ MORE: UK weather LIVE: UK to be lashed by 200mm of rain before winter frost

UK weather warningThe Met Office has a yellow weather warning for rain on Wednesday (Image: MET OFFICE)

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