Brit roads turn into rivers as Met Office warns three inches of rain in 24 hours

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    Britain is set to be battered by torrential rail with the Met Office issuing a string of worrying warning for drivers.

    Experts have warned that three inches of rain – around one month's worth – will fall in just three days with the nation's roads being turned into rivers.

    The downpours started today (Thursday, November 17) and are likely to bring about a miserable weekend of weather.

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    November was predicted to be the wettest on record, but now yellow weather warnings have been placed upon most of the Midlands, north west and Scotland for 24 hours.

    It could bring the country to a standstill.

    A Met Office spokesperson said: “There is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded, causing damage to some buildings.

    “Spray and flooding could lead to difficult driving conditions and some road closures.

    “Should flooding occur, delays or cancellations to train and bus services are likely,

    “There is a small chance that some communities may be temporarily cut off by flooded roads.”

    Despite not being placed under any official warnings, London will suffer as trains from outside of the city will be hit with cancellations and flood damage on the line.

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    Weather maps show a constant jet stream swirling over the country from this morning, with the majority of the UK being hit with showers during the day.

    When Brits are sick of the torrential downpours, people are going to be hit by snow and icy winds as temperatures continue to plummet.

    Forecasters predict the winter weather could occur as early as this week, with WXcharts suggesting certain northern regions and Scotland could first experience snow on November 18 and 19.

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    British Weather Services' senior meteorologist Jim Dale said some areas of Scotland are likely to experience some snow.

    Mr Dale said: "There will be some limited snow in the north west highlands by November 17 in the northern Pennines.

    "It will be just a dusting for now, but a growing threat for Scotland on November 19 and 20. It will be colder for all, though, within that period."

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    Despite major parts of England managing to avoid the downfall of snow, that won't change the colder weather that is set to put the nation in an icy freeze.

    Mr Dale added: "It'll be notably colder in south-east but nothing out of the ordinary for the time of year.

    "This will be caused by the movement south of the jet stream – pulling in moderated polar air from Greenland and Iceland way."

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    Bookmakers have slashed the odds on this November being the wettest ever with Ladbrokes offering just 7/4.

    The firm's Alex Apati said: "Things are about to get a whole lot wetter across the UK, with record-breaking rain soon set to batter Brits."

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