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Manali's weather blog

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The weather looks pretty active for us today with heavy, and at times thundery showers across central and southern Britain giving a risk of localised flooding.

On the plus side there will be some dry bright spells in between the showers. In fact the sun is shining as I look outside the newsroom window and I certainly managed to escape any showers on my journey into work this morning.

Tomorrow is shaping up to be the best day of the bank holiday weekend with a briefrespite in the weather. The showers clear to a dry and fine day,sunny spells with lighter winds.

Unfortunately further rain and strong winds are expected to spread from the west on Bank Holiday Monday, but (there's a but) the rain at the moment not set toarrive into London and the South East until lunch time/afternoon.

Fora quick insight into next week, it looks breezy on Tuesday but a brighter day for most with just a scattering of showers. The South East generally escaping the showers and staying largely dry.

Further showers expected on Wednesday some of these will be on the heavy side.

Overall it is an unsettled outlook, but in the sunny spells it will feel pleasantly warm. Temperatures will be average for the time of year.

Elsewhere you may have read about Tropical Storm Isaac.

Isaac is currently just south of Haiti over the Caribbean Sea and on track to make landfall over South Haiti later today. It is expected to give several hundred millimetres of rain locally as it moves NW, so flash flooding and landslides are the main threat.

Forecasters are concerned that it could reach Category 1 hurricane strength at times along its journey towards Florida (expected late on Tuesday or Wednesday this coming week so strong winds also likely with high rainfall totals.

Interms of hurricane strengths, Category 1 tends not to cause any significant structural damage, however flooding and power outages can be common.