Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Atlantic Storm Will Bring Yet More Rain; 2012 High in the List of Record Wettest Years

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Atlantic Storm Will Bring Yet More Rain; 2012 High in the List of Record Wettest Years

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Byline: Arj Singh and Emma Clark ? 0191 201 6262 ? jnl.newsdesk@ncjmedia.co.uk

DOWNPOURS continued across the country yesterday - and there were warnings that an Atlantic storm would bring more heavy rain at the weekend.

While the heavy rain was expected to ease off last night, it is forecast to remain fairly wet, with rain falling on and off for the rest of the week, a Met Office spokesman said. Meanwhile, a storm brewing in the Atlantic could mean the last weekend of one of the wettest years on record could be hit with up to 50mm of rain in some areas.

Paul Knightley, forecaster for MeteoGroup, the weather division of the Press Association, said: "There is a big Atlantic storm winding itself up.

"The actual epicentre won't be anywhere near us, but it will have quite a lot of effect on our weekend.

"There will be pretty heavy rain on Saturday - there could be 25mm to 50mm in Western areas on Friday and Saturday. There could be gales around the coastal areas of up to 50 to 55mph, maybe more in northern Scotland. …

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