Met Office weather warning: Yellow alerts issued as THREE days of rain to ...

UK weather: Snow and rain showers forecast by Met Office

The Met Office has released yellow warnings for next week as the country faces three days of persistent rainfall. The warnings, issued by the agency today, have landed on the west coast, where the Midlands and Wales will see the worst of this "broad" rainfall. Weather systems could deposit nearly 10 inches of over 36 hours between January 18 and 20. 

The warnings come into effect from Monday, January 18 at 6pm.

They then continue for three days until January 20, during which time inches of rain could endanger lives. 

The highest totals will come when rain combines with "with some snowmelt across the hills".

The Met Office said this "may lead to some flooding of roads and properties".

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They said: "A broad area of rainfall will arrive across this region later on Monday and remain across the area for the following 36 to 48 hours. Rainfall will be heaviest and most persistent across western facing hills.

"Over the course of this time, 30 to 60 mm of rainfall is expected to fall widely across the warning area, with the potential for up to 150 to 200mm (6 to 7.8 inches) across the regions most exposed hills (most likely across northwest Wales, and northwest England).

"Across the

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