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U.K. Rain Seen Persisting by Met Office on Atlantic Storm

The U.K. may have heavy rains and strong winds starting tonight as an “unseasonable” Atlantic storm extends the wetter-than-normal pattern parts of the country have experienced this month, the Met Office said.

Widespread rains of as much as 40 millimeters (1.6 inches) may fall tonight, while upland parts of Wales and Northern Ireland may receive as much as 60 millimeters, the U.K.’s weather forecaster said today in a statement on its website. Wind gusts may reach 50 miles an hour, the Met Office said.

Rains may persist tomorrow in areas of northern England and southern Scotland, with a risk of spreading into southeastern England later in the day, according to the report. The forecast for June 16 “looks rather unsettled, with most places seeing showers or longer spells of rain,” the Met Office said.

Parts of southeastern England have received as much rain this week as they normally would have in the entire month of June, the Met Office said June 12.

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