Despite lots of planning and preparation, the bank holiday beach in Queen Square, Wolverhampton has had to cope with a downpour of rain.
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Police in Wolverhampton are appealing for help to trace a vulnerable man who has been missing from his home since 10am this morning.
David Walters, aged 68, left his address in Walpole Street in Whitmore Reans and hasn’t been since.
David suffers with health problems and his family and police are concerned for his welfare. They are asking anyone who has seen him to contact 101.
David is described as white, with cropped black hair and wears glasses. When last seen, he was wearing a blue and grey jacket, brown polo shirt, cowboy style green hat and beige trousers with red braces.
The photograph of David seen above was taken some time ago.
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Emergency services are dealing with an incident between Penkridge and Stafford so journeys are disrupted between Wolverhampton and Stafford.
- Trains between Penkridge and Stafford may be delayed by up to 60 minutes
- Some Cross Country services will be diverted, not calling at Wolverhampton
- Some Virgin Trains services will be diverted, not calling at stations between Rugby and Stafford
The Midlands could see temperatures of up to 25 or 26°C this weekend, as hot and humid air is expected to be pushed into Britain, creating a 'Spanish Plume'.
As the wind becomes southerly, there will be a brief surge of heat from the continent will affect central and eastern parts of England. However, heavy rain is likely to become widespread through the weekend.
Which areas will be affected?
Norwich could reach 28°C while Birmingham and Lincoln could see temperatures of 25 or 26°C.
What is a 'Spanish Plume'?
A 'Spanish Plume' is a nickname used to describe a weather situation in which a large southwards dip in the high altitude jet stream develops to the west of Europe encouraging a deep southerly wind flow.
This pushes hot and humid air from Iberia north and north-east into northern Europe, including the British Isles. Combined with heating from the summer sunshine, this can encourage thunderstorms to develop.
The strong winds from the jet stream help to organise the thunderstorms and can aid in their severity.
Wolverhampton Wanderers have issued a statement to reassure fans that striker Benik Afobe is not for sale.
The former Arsenal youngster has been linked with a move to Norwich, but the midlands club say he is going nowhere.
In response to some media speculation this morning, Benik Afobe was bought from Arsenal in January 2015, and other players arrived in the summer, to strengthen the team for the strongest possible challenge on promotion this season.
Therefore, neither Benik nor any of Wolves' first team forward players will be sold this season. Benik has developed into a player of key importance to Wolves and the club's plans for this campaign.
Wolves have previously resisted the opportunity to sell other key first team players in this and other recent transfer windows.
As far as the club is concerned there is no need for any further comments or speculation about this issue.
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