Brits to suffer this week as a months rain expected to fall in just two days

Brits should get their umbrellas out as a month's rain is set to fall in just 48 hours.

Forecasters are warning the public of a North-South divide in terms of weather conditions as we approach Christmas Day.

With the continuing thawing of snow and ice across the UK, the Environment Agency has issued out 12 flood warnings and 42 flood alerts for Britain, the Mirror reports.

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The Met Office has responded similarly by issuing yellow warnings that go into today as homes in the affected areas have been warned on the possibility of power outages due to floods.

The Met Office's long range forecast says: “Early in the period and towards Christmas conditions are likely to be less cold than of late although a north south divide is expected to develop.

“Temperatures will remain rather cold in the north with wintry showers likely and a risk of overnight frosts.

“Towards the south it will remain milder with temperatures close to, or rather above average.

“Spells of rain and stronger winds are likely at times, particularly in central and southern areas.

“Away from the north, any snow will likely stay confined to higher levels, with perhaps some low-level snow on the boundary of the divide.

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“Towards New Year, there is potential for a more settled spell to bring overnight frosts and morning fog, before a trend towards changeable but probably milder conditions.”

Today’s yellow warning, which is specific for regions of London, as well as both the South East and South West state that rainfall could at times become heavy and persistent.

It continues: “For the area across southern England, 25-50 mm of rain will fall widely, but the highest rainfall totals are likely to be across the higher ground of Sussex and Dorset, where locally 50-80 mm of rain may fall.

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