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  • Following a miserable bank holiday weekend there was more spring-like weather in the south today 
  • After a slightly cooler interlude tomorrow and Thursday, temperatures could rise to 17C (63F) on Friday
  • Easter weekend saw torrential rain and snow across large parts of the UK, with 10cm falling in northern areas

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Katie French For Mailonline

George Clooney’s garden has flooded after three inches of rain fell over the bank holiday weekend, breaching the River Thames.

The Hollywood director, who moved to the Berkshire village of Sonning with his wife Amal in 2016, has been left with extensive damage to his garden and boat house. 

Despite the miserable weather over the weekend,parts of Britain will bask in temperatures as warm as Spain by the end of the week.  

Today saw widespread sunshine and after a slightly cooler interlude tomorrow and Thursday, temperatures could rise to at least 17C (63F) on Friday – the same temperature expected in Barcelona.   

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Pictures show George Clooney’s garden at his Berkshire home has suffered due to the torrential rain fall over the Bank Holiday weekend 

The American actor's garden of his sprawling pad in Sonning, Berkshire, has been sent under water when the River Thames breached its banks following torrential rain over the holiday weekend

The American actor's garden of his sprawling pad in Sonning, Berkshire, has been sent under water when the River Thames breached its banks following torrential rain over the holiday weekend

The American actor’s garden of his sprawling pad in Sonning, Berkshire, has been sent under water when the River Thames breached its banks following torrential rain over the holiday weekend

Temperatures improved today after a miserable bank holiday weekend but many roads were still flooded (pictured: in Essex)

Temperatures improved today after a miserable bank holiday weekend but many roads were still flooded (pictured: in Essex)

Temperatures improved today after a miserable bank holiday weekend but many roads were still flooded (pictured: in Essex)

Torrential rain over the bank holiday weekend left many parts of the country flooded (pictured: the River Derwent flows past Chatsworth House, in Derbyshire 

Torrential rain over the bank holiday weekend left many parts of the country flooded (pictured: the River Derwent flows past Chatsworth House, in Derbyshire 

Torrential rain over the bank holiday weekend left many parts of the country flooded (pictured: the River Derwent flows past Chatsworth House, in Derbyshire 

There are still currently 24 flood warnings and 179 flood alerts in place around the country, despite more spring-like weather

There are still currently 24 flood warnings and 179 flood alerts in place around the country, despite more spring-like weather

There are still currently 24 flood warnings and 179 flood alerts in place around the country, despite more spring-like weather

In Scotland however, the cold air lingers, and there are snow warnings in place across Glasgow and Edinburgh, extending to the north of the country.

Meanwhile, poor conditions persist in Northern Ireland where heavy rain continues to fall.

Major train network improvement in the Bristol Temple Meads area will continue meaning trains will not run to, from or via the station until the end of service tonight.  

The Easter weekend saw torrential rain and snow across large parts of the UK, with 10cm falling in northern areas.

There are still currently 24 flood warnings and 179 flood alerts in place around the country. 

Following the Bank Holiday washout many roads were still underwater today (pictured: in Essex) 

Following the Bank Holiday washout many roads were still underwater today (pictured: in Essex) 

Following the Bank Holiday washout many roads were still underwater today (pictured: in Essex) 

A very high River Wye flows through Ashford-in-the-Water in the Derbyshire Peak District after prolonged spells of heavy rain

A very high River Wye flows through Ashford-in-the-Water in the Derbyshire Peak District after prolonged spells of heavy rain

A very high River Wye flows through Ashford-in-the-Water in the Derbyshire Peak District after prolonged spells of heavy rain

There were chaotic scenes across the country yesterday as Britain battled the elements. 

Following several inches of snow overnight, Pennine areas were faced with road closures as snow continued throughout the day.

Two inches were recorded in Bingley, West Yorkshire, with one inch in Leek, Staffordshire. Snow also covered much of the Midlands, North Wales, and the Lake District.

Several sporting fixtures had to be called off due to icy pitches and heavy rain. 

They included Nottingham Forest’s Championship clash with Barnsley, which was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, and League One matches involving Bradford and Walsall as well as Doncaster Rovers and AFC Wimbledon.  

At the races, Chepstow, Fakenham, Market Rasen, Huntingdon, Redcar and Plumpton were all abandoned on Monday due to waterlogging and Lingfield is set to be the only racecourse to be open on Tuesday.

In rugby league, Dewsbury Rams v Halifax was also called off. 

The Easter weekend saw torrential rain and snow across large parts of the UK, with 10cm falling in northern areas and many roads were still flooded today (pictured: Cheshire) 

The Easter weekend saw torrential rain and snow across large parts of the UK, with 10cm falling in northern areas and many roads were still flooded today (pictured: Cheshire) 

The Easter weekend saw torrential rain and snow across large parts of the UK, with 10cm falling in northern areas and many roads were still flooded today (pictured: Cheshire) 

After a miserable bank holiday weekend the weather is set to improve, with highs of 17C forecast for Friday 

After a miserable bank holiday weekend the weather is set to improve, with highs of 17C forecast for Friday 

After a miserable bank holiday weekend the weather is set to improve, with highs of 17C forecast for Friday 

A mixture of heavy rain and sunshine today with milder conditions will see temperatures rise to 15C in the South. 

But a low pressure system tomorrow is due to move across England and Wales, bringing heavy showers and strong winds.

Gales of up to 50mph are forecast on high ground and in coastal areas, with temperatures set to fall back to 12-13C (54-55F).

But Thursday is due to be mainly dry, with the weather becoming increasingly warm into Friday. 

Forecaster Greg Dewhurst said: ‘Much of England will see sunshine and showers today, with temperatures of up to about 15C.

‘We could see the odd rumble of thunder today, and could see more thunderstorms just about anywhere tomorrow.

‘In the UK as a whole there is a north-south split, and Scotland, Northern Ireland and some of the most northern parts of England colder and cloudy with outbreaks of rain.

‘There are yellow weather warnings for snow across Scotland today and tomorrow and a yellow weather warning for rain in Northern Ireland today. 

‘On Wednesday most of the rest of the UK will see sunshine and heavy showers, while there will be more continuous rain and snow in Northern Ireland and Scotland. Temperatures overnight will drop down to about freezing, with London at around 2C.

‘Thursday will see a lovely sunny start, it should stay dry with sunny spells. It will be cloudy in the west in the afternoon.

‘Overall it’s not a bad day on Thursday, and Friday will be a similar picture, a little milder again, with temperatures of about 14C Thursday and 16C Friday.’

  

 

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