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Met Office forecasts sunny day in drastic weather U-turn after night of flooding chaos

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The Met Office is forecasting a day of sun today (Thursday) after heavy rain and a night of flooding chaos.

Heavy rain fell across the UK over night on Wednesday into the early hours of Thursday morning after a yellow weather warning was put in place by the Met Office.

The rain flooded roads, causing cars to get stuck and forcing traffic to be diverted.

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Some drivers had to struggle through roads submerged in water.

However, in an ever UK-typical drastic weather U-turn – today will actually be a pretty nice day.

The Met Office is forecasting a day of sunshine across London.

The full forecast says: “A cloudy start with some patchy rain.

“However, this will soon clear to the southeast to leave a largely dry with plenty of sunshine.

“Feeling chilly though, with a brisk northeasterly wind, but this will ease later in the day. Maximum temperature 12 °C.”

Hour-by-hour forecast for Thursday:

9am – Cloudy

10am – Cloudy

11am – Sunny

12pm – Sunny

1pm – Sunny

2pm – Sunny

3pm – Sunny

4pm – Sunny spells

5pm – Sunny spells

6pm – Clear night

7pm – Clear night

8pm – Clear night

9pm – Clear night

10pm – Clear night

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11pm – Clear night

It might not be sunbathing levels, but its certainly an improvement on torrential rain.

The weekend is also forecast to be dry.

Full weekend forecast:

Friday: Becoming a bit breezy for a time with patchy cloud and a few light showers. Winds easing through the late afternoon, and showers dying out during the evening. Maximum temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Saturday to Monday: Mild and largely dry for much of the weekend with some bright spells, but cloud and patchy rain spreading into western parts Sunday afternoon. Sunny spells and scattered showers Monday.

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