By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
July 25,2017, 10:28:37AM,EDT
A potent storm system will lash the United Kingdom with soaking rain and gusty winds on Wednesday.
Locations from Northern Ireland into northern England and Scotland will face the brunt of the storm with spells of rain and occasional downpours.
Rainfall amounts of 10-20 mm (0.40-0.80 of an inch) will be common with local amounts over 25 mm (1 inch) from Belfast to Edinburgh.
This amount of rain falling in a short period can result in some localized flooding and slow travel.
While the heaviest downpours will affect northern parts of the country, a few showers will also dampen southern England including Greater London.
Showers will begin late Wednesday morning in London with additional showers lasting into the afternoon. Weather will improve in the evening.
Along with the rainfall, gusty winds will be felt throughout the U.K. on Wednesday.
Frequent gusts of 20-30 mph (32-48 km/h) will accompany the rain, making it feel miserable at times.
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The wind will also make using a brolly difficult at times.
Temperatures will be held in check by this storm system as highs will reach only 17-21 C (62-69 F), continuing a stretch of cool weather throughout the country.
Additional rounds of showers and gusty winds will occur throughout the U.K. on Thursday and Friday; however, no flooding or significant travel disruption is expected.
This active weather pattern is not expected to change anytime soon. Temperatures will be near to below normal into next week.